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photoblog image Khao Yai #08

Khao Yai #08

Despite the signs about Wild Elephants, there are walking trails. There was fresh elephant dung on and near this trail, and flattened grass areas that clearly indicated a presence of wild elephants in the past 24 hours.

 

At the end of the trail is an elevated hut...useful as a lookout, or as a refuge from elephants.

 

Elephants kill many more people in Thailand than do Tigers.

 

Khao Yai

Khao Yai #08

Despite the signs about Wild Elephants, there are walking trails. There was fresh elephant dung on and near this trail, and flattened grass areas that clearly indicated a presence of wild elephants in the past 24 hours.

 

At the end of the trail is an elevated hut...useful as a lookout, or as a refuge from elephants.

 

Elephants kill many more people in Thailand than do Tigers.

 

Khao Yai

comments (12)

I wouldn't linger...
Ray: This is Thailand, Larry...folks know wild elephants are dangerous critters, but still wander along tracks in elephant territory...

I love Thailand! smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 17 Jan 2018, 06:02
You were all remarkably brave, Ray
Ray: I herded my tribe along in front of me, Lisl...my logic was:
#1 Elephants are likely to be startled by folks at the front
#2 I will get a great photo-opportunity if a wild elephant bursts out of the tall grass and charges at my tribe
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Jan 2018, 06:16
Did you meet an elephant? I like Na's skirt!
Ray: Encounters with Wild life is coming up in the series quite soon, Philine.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 17 Jan 2018, 06:34
Sod this for a lark!
Ray: Where is your sense of adventure and your Stiff Upper Lip, Sir!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Jan 2018, 06:45
That's an interesting fact about elephants. Will elephants attack regardless of any perceived threat? I think that lookout could do with with a helicopter pad on top in case the elephants mount a siege.
Ray: The behaviour of Wild Elephants is not easy to predict, Alan, but ATTACK is certainly one of their options.
Une sortie pas vraiment rassurante même si on connait bien les lieux ...
Bonne journée
Ray: Ça ira, Claudine ... ce qui pourrait mal se passer! smile
I wonder why these giant herbivores are so aggressive.
Ray: I think they like to control their environment, Martin.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 17 Jan 2018, 08:41
I expect the elephants are always reminding the tigers of this fact to wind them up Ray.
Ray: I expect you are quite right about this, Chad.
We think of elephants as gentle creatures. clearly it doesn't pay to upset one
Ray: Wild Elephants are not gentle, critters, Bill.
I think I would want to get along this path as quickly as possible to the tower.
Ray: It was only 1km or so to the tower, and again on the return to the carpark, Brian...tomorrow you can have a breather in the tower.
Hey, you are in the land of red soil. The top shot looks like any trail here.
Ray: Yes. You will recall from an earlier shot of the red water in the river, that the soil on Khao Yai is red, Mary.
Best be careful then, eh?
Ray: Ha Ha


Sure, Tom...but how does a bloke do that and still stroll along the tracks?

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