More than 300 families in Pasir Puteh, Kelantan, are worried about the presence of elephants in their villages, Sinar Harian also reported.
The elephants from Ulu Sat Forest Reserve were believed to have entered Kampung Bukit, Gong Genor and Lepan Rambai a week ago. Villagers said the pachyderms invaded their plantations and destroyed crops.
Hanisah Yaacob, 52, said they found her nephew's sugarcane plantation destroyed last Friday morning.
"The elephants used to invade plantations that were far from the villagers' homes but are now reaching houses by the main roads," she said.
Another villager, Mohd Harzam Zakaria, 44, said the last time the elephants came were in July last year. They were caught by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks.