A group of elephants strayed unusually close to a village in India, and one of the baby elephants fell into an unused well. It was surrounded by bushes, and it’s very possible the baby elephant was wandering around, looking for its mom, when it very reasonably walked through bushes and fell in. The well wasn’t so deep — “not much more than 12 feet,” reportedly — but still! How scary is that? One minute you’re looking for mom, the next you’re stuck at the bottom of a dark well.
Villagers called in the forestry service, which brought a bulldozer. Within five hours, the government agency had dug a ramp leading down to the well, and the elephant was able to clamber out and run off into the jungle, where no one digs 12-feet-deep holes and leaves them there.
Elephant falls into well, rescued, Times of India.