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    Indian Elephants Electrocute Themselves in Drunken Rampage

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/3423881.stm

    Four wild elephants drunk on rice beer have been electrocuted in the north-east Indian state of Meghalaya, wildlife officials report.
    The elephants are known to have a taste for rice beer brewed by tribal communities across north-east India.

    But this is the first time some of them have died after consuming the drink.

    A herd of about 20 to 25 elephants went on the rampage in a remote area in the West Garo Hills district earlier this week after getting high on the beer.

    As panicky villagers fled for cover, leaving behind their freshly brewed beverage, the elephants drank to their heart's content.

    The inebriated elephants then struck an electric pole and brought it down.

    But their trunks took the brunt of the shock from the high-tension wire.

    Four of the elephants were killed instantly.

    Assam's elephant expert Kushal Konwar Sharma, a lecturer, said these elephants frequently consume rice beer and cause devastation when they become intoxicated.

    Wildlife officials say in the last two years elephants have killed at least 180 people in Assam and Meghalaya.

    And more than 200 elephants have been killed by angry villagers during the last six years in the two states, in what is developing into a fierce conflict between man and beast.
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    Lol haha..

    in auckland an elephant from the zoo just walked out and they found it in a park after an hour and half..
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    Originally posted by lord_of_darkness
    Lol haha..

    in auckland an elephant from the zoo just walked out and they found it in a park after an hour and half..
    hahaha, i remember that funny stuff fo sho. One time when I was at the zoo, one of those elephants walked past me and farted. It was really loud...
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