A herd of four elephants destroyed crops in farms in Nelamanagala in Bangalore rural limits on Monday.
The herd, which had taken refuge in Nelamangala, had strayed and were seen by local residents in the vicinity.
Forest officials said that the elephants were not a threat to residents as they had strayed toward some farms of paddy and ragi and destroyed the crops along with a few arecanut plantations.
Range Forest Officer, Nelamanagala, Vanita said that they had started guiding the herd from Nelamangala towards Shivagange forest region around 4 p.m. by bursting firecrackers.
Reach Magadi taluk
By Monday evening, the elephant herd had taken refuge in Arishinakunte, about 4 km from Magadi taluk, according to sources.