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Elephant Problems

Zoiks , we should count ourselves lucky about the squirrel menace (via H&R ):

As the aroma of sali crops fills the air, hundreds of elephants materialise in the Barak Valley region from the neighbouring forest and even Bangladesh, to feast on the ripe grains.

After a hearty meal, the “mobs” usually target human dwellings — leaving behind a trail of destruction….In the past 10 years at least eight villagers were trampled to death by the elephants.

Jonah Goldberg, a senior editor of National Review and the author of Suicide of the West, holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute.

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