A number of videos of elephants going on a rampage damaging properties and threatening human lives have gone viral over the past few months.

But are the poor animals really to blame? It could well be a result of a moronic act by humans that probably provoked them.

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Like in this video, where a group of travellers can be seen unnecessarily harassing a mother and baby elephant duo.

The video, posted yesterday on Facebook, is going viral.

The description says it happened on March 25 in Kerala's Muthanga area on Wayanad-Mysore national highway, which connects Kozhikode in Kerala with Kollegal in Karnataka via Mysore.

Travelers throwing stones on an elephant nearby Muthanga on Wayanad-Mysore NH . The mother elephant with her baby was...

Posted by Elephas Media on Sunday, March 27, 2016