Video of wild tiger leaping from bushes to chase motorcyclists goes viral
Any animal chasing you is bound to incite some fear.
These motorcyclists though, likely had the most thrilling ride of their lives when instead of a dog, wild boar or any other commonly sighted wildlife, what looked to be a full grown tiger gave chase.
A pretty hair-raising experience
A video uploaded by non-profit Forests and Wildlife Protection Society – FAWPS to Facebook showed a high speed chase involving two riders and a tiger in India.
Posted on June 29, 2019, the nine-second video has since gone viral, garnering over 7,500 shares and 1,900 likes.
Filmed by a pillion rider on a motorcycle, the clip starts off with what looks to be some rather scenic views of forests on the roadside.
It quickly becomes apparent why the rider is filming when a tiger comes streaking out of the shrubbery, chasing the two riders.
The creature crosses onto the road and matches the bike pace for pace, and for a moment it almost seems as if it has caught up to the bike.
The rider can be heard letting loose a small scream.
The motorbike pulls ahead however, and the tiger eventually disappears into the forest on the opposite side of the road.
Considering that tigers are known to be able to reach speeds of up to 65km/h, the events in this video might not seem as surprising.
You can watch the full video here:
According to FAWPS, the scene reportedly took place in the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala, India.
A moderator from the FAWPS told the Hindustan Times that the two men on the motorbike were Forest Department officials investigating reports of a tiger sighting in the area.
If that is the case, it seems that the pair definitely got an up-close and personal experience with the creature in question.
The video drew a wide range of reactions from netizens, such as shock and awe.
Some were sceptical, believing that the men had rode through the sanctuary with the intention to film such a video.
Others blamed the men for intruding into the tiger’s territory.
And one netizen had the completely opposite reaction.
Top photo from Forests and Wildlife Protection Society – FAWPS / FB
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