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Elephant who smashed through wall squeezes into ANOTHER home for food

Back for seconds! Elephant who smashed through a kitchen wall to steal dinner squeezes into ANOTHER family home to eat their cat food

  • The elephant sniffed out the food and squeezed into the family porch in Thailand 
  • Natthakan Charoendong ran downstairs when he heard noise outside to find elephant munching away on cat food
  • The bull, named Plai Bunchuay, smashed through a kitchen wall earlier this week

This is the incredible moment an elephant who smashed through a kitchen wall to steal a bag of rice squeezes into another family’s porch to eat their cat food in the middle of the night. 

The 40-year-old adult bull, named Plai Bunchuay, sniffed out the food and broke into the house’s front porch in Hua Hin, southern Thailand, on Tuesday night. 

The elephant achieved notoriety earlier this week when he rammed through a family’s kitchen wall to steal a bag of rice in the same coastal town on Sunday morning at 2am. 

He was shooed away back into the jungle but emerged again on Tuesday night – this time happy with some cat food as a snack. 

The 40-year-old adult bull, named Plai Bunchuay, sniffed out the food and broke into the house’s front porch in Hua Hin, southern Thailand, on Tuesday night

El’s kitchen! The elephant achieved notoriety earlier this week when he rammed through a family’s kitchen wall to steal a bag of rice in the same coastal town on Sunday morning at 2am

The elephant was filmed stomping through the family’s front yard before squeezing his huge body into the home’s front porch and eating some of the cat food left for their pets. 

Natthakan Charoendong heard the noise coming from outside and ran downstairs and was shocked to find the elephant’s bottom sticking out of the entrance of his front porch while the animal peered out through the opened door. 

The elephant’s tail can be seen happily swaying as the animal munches on some cat food it has found on the front porch.

While eating his dinner, the elephant slowly moves backwards into the front porch before plodding towards Natthakan. 

With its head nearly touching the roof, the animal ends up standing by the doorway of Natthakan’s house while enjoying his snack.  

Natthakan Charoendong heard the noise coming from outside and ran downstairs and was shocked to find the elephant’s bottom sticking out of the entrance of his front porch while the animal peered out through the opened door

While eating his dinner, the elephant slowly moves backwards into the front porch before plodding towards Natthakan

With its head nearly touching the roof, the animal ends up standing by the doorway of Natthakan’s house while enjoying his snack

Natthakan said: ‘I knew this elephant, we saw him in the news so we were a bit excited and shocked at the same time.

‘He ate some of the cat food we kept on the front porch for our pets. He must have been hungry and wandered into the villages again. He’s a clever animal but he’s also scary.’         

The wild jumbo finished eating the cat food before leaving the property without leaving any damage. He was seen returning to the direction leading to the forest.

On Sunday morning at 2am, Plai Bunchuay smashed through a kitchen wall to steal food from another house. 

The bull, named Plai Bunchuay, sniffed out the food and smashed through the house in Hua Hin, southern Thailand, on Sunday morning at 2am

Rachadawan Phungprasopporn and her husband were woken up by the noise and rushed to the kitchen to see what had happened.

They were shocked to see the elephant with its huge ivory tusks rummaging through the cupboard with its long trunk. 

It even grabbed a plastic bag of rice which it shoved into its mouth.

Rachadawan said her husband helped to shoo away the beast, which disappeared into nearby woodland.

She said: ‘This elephant is well known in the area because he causes a lot of mischief. 

‘He came to the house about two months ago and was looking around, but he didn’t damage anything then.

Rachadawan said her husband helped to shoo away the beast, which disappeared into nearby woodland

‘We spoke to the local wildlife officers and they told us not to keep food out in the kitchen because the smell attracts the elephants, so we followed their advice.

‘The wall will cost about 50,000 Baht (£1,140) to repair. It was funny to see the elephant like that but also I’m worried he could come back again.’ 

Thailand has an estimated 2,000 Asian elephants living in the wild but there is often conflict when they come into contact with humans on roads and in villages.

Staff from the country’s National Park – the sprawling area of protected woodland where wild elephants live – believe the animals have changed their behaviour in response to the food available from humans.

The wild beast knocked over a number of pots and pans as it rummaged around in the kitchen for food

Rachadawan Phungprasopporn and her husband were woken up by the noise and rushed to the kitchen to see what had happened

Conservation officer Supanya Chengsutha said: ‘The most likely explanation for this situation is that the elephant smelled the food and wanted to eat it.

‘It’s not because the elephant was particularly hungry, as the food in the jungle has stayed the same. There is plenty and that hasn’t changed.

‘But sometimes individual elephants experience a change in their behaviour and character, so there’s no one factor why they would do this.

‘Elephant eating habits have also changed now that they come into contact with humans more. They have started to like the food that people eat.

‘It could also be that hunters and traps in the jungle have disrupted the elephant and it has moved out of the deep forest more towards settlements.’       

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