An elephant with two calves entered human habitation near Perur Pachapalayam and Thetheepalayam on Tuesday night and in the small hours of Wednesday.
According to sources, the herd destroyed a banana plantation on Tuesday night. It returned later, in the small hours of Wednesday, entered farmer Sreenivasan’s field and destroyed maize crops.
A male elephant destroyed a portion of Sreenivasan’s house also. Though it broke the front door, the elephant could not get in. The two calves entered the house and feasted on rice and grains.
The villagers informed the Forest Department officials, who rushed to the spot and tried to chase away the elephants.
The animals remained there and returned to forests after two hours, the sources added.