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IFS officer’s warning to tourists after video of elephant chasing 2 men goes viral

IFS officer Parveen Kaswan took to X to share the footage of an elephant chasing two tourists, emphasising the importance of remaining inside vehicles while in areas inhabited by wild animals.

IFS officer Parveen Kaswan shared the shocking video of an elephant chasing tourists.

In a heart-stopping incident caught on camera, two individuals narrowly escaped a potentially fatal encounter with a wild elephant at the Bandipur forest area, situated along the Karnataka-Kerala border. IFS officer Parveen Kaswan took to X to share the footage, emphasising the importance of remaining inside vehicles while in areas inhabited by wild animals.

The viral video, which has since spread like wildfire across social media platforms, shows the terrifying moment when an elephant charges at the two men. As they attempt to flee, one of them stumbles and falls, prompting the massive animal to try and trample him. Miraculously, he sustained no injuries and the elephant eventually retreated back into the wilderness.

“This person was just lucky. But never take this risk when in wildlife area. Don’t come out of vehicle or go close to wild animals. It is said from Kerala,” Kaswan wrote in the advisory post.

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This alarming event serves as a stark reminder of the dangers of disregarding wildlife safety protocols. His warning post underscores the sheer luck of the individual who fell, cautioning others against taking such risks.

The incident has sparked conversations about the need for greater awareness and respect for wildlife boundaries. Despite repeated advisories against stopping vehicles to interact with or photograph wildlife, such incidents continue to occur, posing risks to both humans and animals.

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