“At least four wild Asiatic elephants that went amok after getting drunk on rice beer were electrocuted in Meghalaya, Northeast India. A forest official said the herd went on the rampage on Sunday night, looking for their favourite tipple, in a remote area in the West Garo Hills district. ‘The elephants, after getting high on rice beer, started dashing against an electric pole,’ the official said. ‘A live wire fell, killing four elephants instantly,’ he added. The casualties could have been more but some 20 elephants moved away from the site sensing danger.”
Hmm, the locally brewed rice beer must be really good if the elephants go that far for it….
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