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Elderly man escapes being mauled by hyena

Elderly man escapes being mauled by hyena Sagaya Fernando   An elderly man and a biker escaped from the fangs of death after a striped hyena, a ferocious wild animal, sprang a surprise attack on them at Kharpudi village about 45 km from Pune city in Maharashtra (India) on September 6.   The elderly man carrying a bucket and accompanied by a dog was walking on the road along a thickly wooded area when suddenly the dog senses danger and backs away, while the hyena charged out of the bushes and started attacking him. Alarmed passersby jumped to his rescue, with a man armed with a stick started hitting the wild animal. The frightened hyena left its hold and escaped into the buses.   Earlier the same hyena attacked a man riding a bike claim the villagers.   In a twist to the tale, the hyena was later found dead by the villagers.   Deputy Conservator of Forests (Junnar Division) Jayaramegowda R said, “One elderly person and a biker were injured in the attack by a hyena in Kharpudi village. A

Tiger takes a swim, insensitive people chase it

 

Tiger takes a swim, insensitive people chase it


Sumesh Rajan
January 26, 2021

A couple of boatsmen taking tourists across an estuary in the Sundarbans in West Bengal state of India, sight something floating in the water. As they close in, they realise it is a tiger swimming across the river, and raise an alarm, shouting bagh, bagh (tiger, tiger) in Bengali. While the locals egg the boatman to take the chase the tiger, the tourists can be heard blurting ‘Wow…Oh my God…’ in apprehension.

 

While some shout directions to the boatman to go close to the tiger and one of the tourists exclaims ‘Nice…’, the annoyed tiger at one point turns its head towards the boat and growls.

 

The video shot by one of the tourists in the boat has gone viral on the social media since it was posted on January 23.

 

However, many on the social media have criticized the group for their insensitiveness in chasing the tiger for a few minutes of fame, and thereby irritating the wild animal in its natural habitat.




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