Imagine being woken in the middle of the night by a large crashing sound that may come off as if someone just crashed into your home. That’s what happened to Rachadawan Phungprasopporn when she and her husband were in their bed resting and were startled to come downstairs and find a large hungry elephant had ram-sacked their kitchen. In Hua Hin, South Thailand where elephants are free to roam and somewhat have a closer relationship with the human population in nearby towns and villages.
To their surprise, the enthusiastic elephant did not want to cause any trouble but just wanted a quick bite to eat. The mighty beast formerly known as Plai Bunchuay rammed his tusk into the walls of Phungprasopporn’s home following the sweet smell of Thai fried rice, curry chicken laced with Brussel sprouts and onions. Once he got inside, he rummaged through the cupboard knocking over cups and plates to get some of the bagged-up rice in the cabinets underneath the sink.
According to the NYPost, “The wall will cost roughly 50,000 Baht which comes out to $1,579.73 in U.S coin. The colossal culprit, apparently notorious for making mischief, came to their home about two months ago snooping around.” Apparently, the elephants have grown accustomed to human food poachers are driving them out of their native land and into more civilized areas. Where humans have begun feeding them partially. “More than likely, he smelled food which drew him into the wall, said conservation officer Supanya Chengsutha