Beer drinking elephants back on prowl

After a while you wonder if this is a new story (but it is).

The lastest: Wild elephants rampage villages for rice beer. This story from in India is serious (five people have lost their lives in the last two months and in the last five years elephants have killed at least 150 people in Assam) it still tends to make people giggle.

So we point you to it once again.

“We have noticed that elephants really relish guzzling rice beer which many tribal people and tea garden workers ferment at home,” Kushal Konwar Sharma, a noted elephant expert and a teacher at the College of Veterinary Science in Guwahati, told IANS.

Some more reports from our news archives (you’ll see we’ve been pretty dilgent on this subject):

Drunken elephants rampage village

Drunken elephants go on rampage

Beer-guzzling elephants to be executed

Elephants never forget … beer