We’ve all been in a situation where we were caught doing something we weren’t supposed to be doing. After all, none of us is perfect, and it’s pretty hard to stick to the rules all the time. When this happens, we usually have no choice but to ‘fess up and admit to our wrongdoing, but sometimes, we try and see if we can get away with it instead. Well, apparently, we’re not the only ones who do this! Just recently, a cute baby elephant was caught eating sugarcane and thought it could get away with it by hiding behind a narrow light pole. Spoiler alert: it didn’t exactly work.
The baby elephant in question was caught on camera in Chiang Mai, and region in northern Thailand, committing his adorable “crime” of munching on some sugarcane in a neighboring farmer’s field. When he was approached by some local people passing by, he did pretty much what anyone would do when caught red-handed— he tried to hide, positioning himself behind a narrow lamp post. This hilarious attempt at hiding made the local farmers crack up, and they weren’t the only ones who found it funny. Thousands of people online got a good laugh as well. The photo was shared on Facebook on November 16, with the caption, translating from Thai, reading: “Keep calm. Officers will see. Let’s continue eating sugarcane.” That post has since gone viral online, with almost 3k people liking the post and more than 1k sharing it on their feeds. The sweet photo was also shared on other social media sites like Twitter, Reddit, and Imgur.
Currently, there are nearly 2,000 elephants living in the wild in Thailand. This one baby elephant might have captured the attention of the world for his cheeky crime, but pretty much all elephants enjoy munching this sweet treat whenever they get the chance. Earlier this year, there was another similar post that got a lot of attention on Twitter. The hilarious video captured by someone on the road featured an elephant reaching his trunk out and grabbing some sugarcane from a neighboring truck. “Delicious lunch break 😊” the post caption read. “Sugarcane is one of favourite food of elephants. In captivity sugarcane is an integral part of the diet plan. To provide energy.”