Villagers at a village in Bung Konglong district of Bung Kan province panicked after a wild one-tusk elephant strayed into their village and played in water in the Nong Bua Daeng swamp.
They immediately alerted local authorities and they're instructed to keep off the elephant for safety precaution.
According to the villagers, the elephant played in water in the swamp about 100 metres from the shore.
Park officials from the Phu Wua wildlife sanctuary arrived in the village and said it is a bull elephant.
It might stray from its herd in the wildlife sanctuary.
After watching the elephant playing in water for almost an hour, it walked slowly back to shore passing the rice field and disappearing in the woods towards the wildlife sanctuary.
Park officials said the sanctuary is home to about 50 wild elephants. The sanctuary has 110,000 rai covering Bung Kan, Bung Kla, Seka, and Bung Konglong districts of Bung Kan.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)