Tusker found dead (Hosur, India)


The Hindu

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A 25-year-old tusker was found dead on a farm land at Dasaripalli in Thally here on Saturday. The elephant had injuries on its trunk.

The elephant was among a group of four elephants that had entered Dasaripalli on Friday night. However, one of the elephants was found dead on the field of a farmers in the morning. The tusker had frothed in the mouth and had injuries on its trunk. Sources said that pus had oozed from his left and right rear limbs.

According to Forest Department veterinarian Prakash, the cause of death suspected was electrocution. However, asked if there was an electric line, he said there was a line 400 meters from the carcass, and also in its vicinity.