There seems to be a change in the food pattern of some wild herbivorous animals in Bandipur National Park in Indiawith sambar, deer, monkeys and wild boars relishing junk and spicy food items, preferring them to naturally available fodder in the forest.
Such is the liking of wild boars for spicy food items that a family who were having lunch in the core area of the Park on Sunday afternoon, encountered a few boars charging at them, attracted by the spicy smell of the food, suspected to be Biriyani. They had stopped for lunch and had a tough time in chasing away the menacing boars. Later they left the spot, hoping to have their lunch in peace somewhere else, said an eyewitness.
Bandipur National Park director Ambady Madhav told Deccan Chronicle that steps will be initiated to ensure vehicles are parked only at specified locations, adding that visitors will be asked to eat food they carry, at a specified location.
h/t: Deccan Chronicle