Usually the villagers avoid encountering the elephants.
The villagers managed to rescue four elephants trapped in a deep mud pond in Myanmar.
For some reason, the animals had landed in a deep mud pond on Friday in the jungles of Myanmar. The edges of the pond were too steep and the elephants could not get out of the pit without help.
Residents of a nearby village noticed the distress of the elephants and dug an escape route for the elephants from the mud pit.
News agency Reuters says villagers in southern Rakhine State usually avoid elephants in the area, but this time they decided to help the animals. The villagers feared that without help the elephants would die in a mud pond.
In the footage from the rescue operation, the elephants try unsuccessfully to get out of the pit themselves without success.
The villagers dug the elephant rescue route for five hours. Eventually the elephants got up along the route.