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A Wild Elephant Wandered Into A Small Town And Went On A Rampage

She was hungry?

Posted on February 10, 2016, at 2:55 p.m. ET

A lost elephant caused a shit storm in a small town in India on Wednesday.

AP

The wild elephant, initially described as a female, wandered into the town of Siliguri from the Baikunthapur forest, apparently in search of food. Instead, she set off mass hysteria, bulldozed crowds of onlookers, and trampled vehicles.

"I'm coming for you." — Lost Elephant probably

"I'm coming for you." — Lost Elephant probably

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Motorcycles were lost.

"The fuck is my food?" — Hungry Lost Elephant
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"The fuck is my food?" — Hungry Lost Elephant

The panicked elephant was on the loose for several hours before it became clear she could not find her way back to the forest, the Associated Press reported.

"This is....awkward." — Lost Elephant thought bubble
AP

"This is....awkward." — Lost Elephant thought bubble

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Despite its imposing figure, the elephant appeared to be afraid of people and did not attack anyone.

"I'm not coming for you, I'm coming for your man." — Lost Elephant
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"I'm not coming for you, I'm coming for your man." — Lost Elephant

Just to get into the town the elephant had to cross several roads and a small river, the AP reported.

"Where my man at?" — Lost Elephant
AP

"Where my man at?" — Lost Elephant

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Eventually, the elephant was shot three times with a tranquilizer gun to calm her rage.

"I have made a terrible mistake." — Lost Elephant right about then
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"I have made a terrible mistake." — Lost Elephant right about then

The elephant was then moved onto a truck via a crane and to a park for domesticated pachyderms. Once it sleeps off its tranq bender, it will be safely returned to the wild.

"This is mortifying." — Lost Elephant
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"This is mortifying." — Lost Elephant


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