Mischievous elephant breaks into store twice and eats more than 10 durians

You know it’s the durian season when an elephant breaks into your store to steal not one, not two, but more than 10 durians.

Just ask Siriphon Kerdsuchon, the owner of the Dao Kaset Pa La-U store located at Thailand’s Kaeng Krachan National Park.

According to New 18, the wild elephant, initially believed to have been a teenager, had first broken into Kerdsuchon’s agricultural supply store on July 7, 2020 in the afternoon.

Siriphon Kerdsuchon has video evidence of the elephant breaking in. IMAGE: New 18.

In its process of breaking entry, it had destroyed a US$383 metal shutter after it realized the store housed the durians.

But what’s funny is that, hours later at night, the elephant returned to the scene of the crime to eat more durians! According to the 47-year-old shop owner, the elephant broke the metal shutter again for the second time after it was repaired.

The elephant broke the metal shutter twice on the same day. IMAGE: New 18.

New 18 reports that park rangers are currently looking into the case and they might provide a small compensation to Kerdsuchson. But this requires approval from senior officials as the funds are limited.

Turns out, this was not the first time the incident had occurred. A similar incident took place in 2017 when another wild elephant broke into the store to eat durians.

Well, it’s the durian season after all.

By the way, did you know that Indonesia created a thornless durian? It took them 12 years.

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Cover image sourced from Coconuts Bangkok and New 18.