Angry elephant goes on the rampage during Indian festival (video)

Animal attack was caught on camera during the Thalappoli Festival in Kerala

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An Indian elephant interrupted a procession during Kerala's Thalappoli Festival on Thursday when it went on the rampage at a temple.

The elephant, named Devidasan, was filmed picking up vehicles in his path and smashing them.

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Mathrubhumi reports that the elephant destroyed bikes, an auto-rickshaw and van.


Two mahouts on the back of him tried to control the angry animal.

It was brought under control after several hours and luckily there were no injuries.

Earlier this month, a wild elephant went on a Valentine's rampage in China after losing the affections of a female to a male rival.

The animal wandered out onto a motorway from Ye Xiang Gu (Wild Elephant Valley) nature reserve in the Xishuangbanna prefecture and spent almost 20 minutes trampling 15 parked cars.

A failed courtship caused the animal's unpredictable behaviour.

Local news outlets reported that the elephant, named Zhusunya, then disappeared from the area in search of food.

Tourists were warned to stay away from the site and nearby roads were closed.

Luckily, there were no injuries and tourists were excited to see the animal.

A government source told Associated Press: "The tourists were quite excited to see a real wild elephant, and they were using their cellphones to take photos and videos.
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"Even the owners of some damaged cars found the experience to be thrilling and very interesting, although their cars got scraped."

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