25 June 2007 – We spent last night in our first cottage at Acres Wild. It was an on the spur of the moment plan to inaugurate the farm and we were greeted with news that elephants were around. As the sun was setting we could hear them trumpeting in the grove of trees in the neighbouring plot as in the photo on the right below. We kept an eye open for them but all was well for the night. Next day after we left the elephants came into the land again as we could see their foot prints and dung.
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There have been several ducks that have disappeared and we felt it was a wild cat but this time it was confirmed as Mary who looks after the ducks saw a wild cat attack and kill a goose right in front of her. This time the wild cat did not get away with the carcass so there was proof too. Well folks it is not called Acres Wild for nothing. The more farm animals we keep – the more the attraction for predators. They have to take their due too.
2 April 2007 – The elephants are back and earlier this year. This time there are 5 of them. They broke a lot of the bricks we had made locally on the land. Now it is becoming a pattern around this time of the year and it is very likely that they are coming for food and water as things dry up in the lower altitudes. Maybe some elephant corridor has been disturbed too.
September 2006. I had always known that elephants were there a bit lower down but never seen them (except all the way down in the plains in Madhumalai jungle). This year they came up into our land and we were thrilled and later a bit worried about the destruction they did – breaking trees and the pillars of new cottage.