A combo image shows the tiger chasing the safari bus in Chhattisgarh. India.
Strange are the ways of wild animals. In a recent incident, a lioness and her two cubs came face to face with a biker in a game reserve in India’s Gujarat state. Normally, one would expect the lioness to attack the biker, who stood still. But in a strange twist, she moved with her cubs to make way for the biker.
But this is not always the case. Last year a tiger chased motorcyclists in a wildlife sanctuary in Kerala.
Looks like tigers like to cut to the chase, literally. Last week, in an alarming incident, a tiger went after a bus moving on a jungle safari in India’s Chhattisgarh state.
According to a TV channel report, a group of tourists on the safari saw two tigers fighting when, suddenly, one of them made a bid to grab a curtain on the window of their bus.
As the striped animal tried to attack the bus, the driver speeded up with the animal in hot pursuit.
After the video of the incident was brought to light before officials, the driver of the bus and the tour guide were sacked.
The big cat's latest victim, an elderly villager, was mauled to death late Monday when he ventured into a forest for firewood in Khambada, around 660 kilometres from the financial capital Mumbai.
The doctor was seen climbing on to the bed of a patient at the SMS Hospital, one of the biggest in the country, and landing punches and kicks on the hapless patient.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi says it’s a “historic achievement” for India as the big cat’s population had dwindled to 1,400 about 14-15 years ago.
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