I forgot to mention the elephants. They’re not as common here as in other parts of the country, but they’re in demand for temple rituals. This one was likely part of our neighborhood temple puja and on its way to the next big event.
The chains disturbed me, but they don’t seem to be chafing. I guess when it comes to animals that have been used as weapons of war, that really can squash a person, folks are interested in being able to control them.