An unbelievable ‘David vs Goliath’ moment recently happened in Thailand. A little fearless tabby named Simba chased away a giant elephant weighing four tons, proving to everyone that ‘Size doesn’t matter.’
The 35-year-old elephant is known as Pai Salick by the residents of Nakhon Nayok. It is well-reputed for destroying people’s gardens in search of food. Adding to the already existing collection of ‘unpredictable cat moments’ on the internet, the pet cat bravely chased away the elephant and protected its home garden.
The jumbo raided the garden on Tuesday night, putting the ferocious ‘guard kitty’ on alert. However, despite the elephant’s enormous build and its ability to kill a person with just one movement, Simba wasn’t intimidated by the giant.
Instead, the courageous kitty squared up at the intruder, intensely starring at the wild elephant. The elephant, in response, turned on its heels and fled the scene, after trying to pull down some trees. These trees are seen scattered over the front lawn of the garden.
Amnat Norasin, a local park ranger, stated: “The elephant lives in the forest but he often walks around the homes at night to look for food. People know who he is.”
According to the owner of the house, his cat is very aggressive. He absolutely hates it when somebody else tries to enter his territory.
While elephants are a protected animal in Thailand, murdering elephants carries a fine of 1000 baht, and a maximum jail sentence of three years. Although the elephant is the national animal in Thailand, elephants have been listed as an endangered species since 1986.