DHARWAD: Wild elephants moving in search of food, passed through Ramapur village in Dharwad taluk on Sunday and damaged paddy and sugarcane crops.
Villagers who spotted them on Sunday morning raised an alarm and used firecrackers to send them back to the forest. The herd included five adult elephants and two young ones. The crop loss is estimated to be around Rs15,000.
The same herd had appeared on the outskirts of Kittur in Belgaum district four days ago. The herd moved towards Kambarganavi near Alnvar, according to forest officials.