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World Snack-happy elephants reach out to gorge themselves on sugar cane

06:05  13 february  2020
06:05  13 february  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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A couple of opportunistic elephants gorged themselves on sugar cane when their truck stopped next to the tasty treats at a busy junction. The two elephants reached out almost in unison as they both seemed to have the same idea. 'They were reaching across to grab a snack from the other lorry.

This is the hilarious moment two elephants helped themselves to bundles of sugar cane from a truck while they were waiting in traffic. They seized the moment and reached across with their huge trunks - quickly stuffing their faces before the lights changed to green.

a truck that is driving down the road: Two elephants were travelling through Nakhon Sawan, northern Thailand, on a heavy-load lorry when it stopped at a red light on Saturday© Provided by Daily Mail Two elephants were travelling through Nakhon Sawan, northern Thailand, on a heavy-load lorry when it stopped at a red light on Saturday A couple of opportunistic elephants gorged themselves on sugar cane when their truck stopped next to the tasty treats at a busy junction.

The giants of the animal kingdom were travelling through Nakhon Sawan, northern Thailand, on a heavy-load lorry when it stopped at a red light on Saturday.

Quickly sniffing out their favourite meal, the elephants stuck out the trunks and helped themselves to a nearby driver's crops.

Sunisa Champangern filmed the 'very funny' moment the jumbos enjoyed as much of the snack as they could before the lights turned green.

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She said: 'I've occasionally seen elephants being transported before but it was a coincidence that they stopped next to a truck with food on.'

a truck that is driving down the road: Quickly sniffing out their favourite meal, the elephants stuck out the trunks and helped themselves to a nearby driver's crops© Provided by Daily Mail Quickly sniffing out their favourite meal, the elephants stuck out the trunks and helped themselves to a nearby driver's crops The two elephants reached out almost in unison as they both seemed to have the same idea.

'They were reaching across to grab a snack from the other lorry. It was carrying sugar cane from a farm,' Sunisa added.

'I think the driver will have a hard time explaining why some of the crops are missing. I thought it was very funny to watch.'

Other road users watched on aghast as the five-tonne mammals struggled to pull the sugar cane off the truck.

As the lights changed to green they managed to sneak a few more canes on board with them, to keep as a snack for the road.

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