If you ever see a tiger, what is the first thing you would do? Run, that will be your reflection. However, that did not apply to this group of travelers who saw a tiger crossing the street. They stayed there to click photos and videos. The incident took place in Madhya Pradesh’s Panna Tiger Reserve. One of them also tried to take a selfie with the tiger without thinking about the consequences. The video was posted on Twitter by Indian Forest Service officer Susanta Nanda. It has more than 57k views.
In the now viral video, a group of children can be seen in the middle of the road trying to click on photos and videos of a tiger trying to cross the road. One of them even tried to take a selfie with the animal. The tiger was very close and this encounter could have been fatal. However, regardless of the fact, the travelers did not stop or move away.
“Remember that if you see a large carnivore, I wanted you to see it. He never wanted to be persecuted. The tiger can maim you to death feeling threatened. Please do not resort to this strange behavior,” wrote Susanta Nanda sharing the video.
Watch the video here:
Remember that if you see a large carnivore, I wanted you to see it. He never wanted to be persecuted. The tiger can maim you to death feeling threatened. Please don’t resort to this wired behavior. pic.twitter.com/e0ikR90aTB
– Susanta Nanda (@susantananda3) October 6, 2022
Netizens chided travelers for being so insensitive. “There is a big problem when you have roads that go through wildlife sanctuaries. It should never have been allowed,” one user wrote.
“This is why serious teaching should be done at the school level,” another user wrote.
See more comments below:
There is a big problem when you have roads running through wildlife sanctuaries. It should never have been allowed.
— Fersos Daruwala (@goldchest4) October 6, 2022
That is why it is necessary to do serious teaching at the school level.
— Ash (@asheeshsisar) October 6, 2022
In reality, people should not feel safe even when they are in numbers. For a tiger it is just a herd of prey, if he wants, he can attack. Remember, it hunts one of the largest and strongest animals, the Indian Gaur.
– Kartic (@juvenileindia) October 6, 2022
Very true sir, that is why wildlife tourism is in such a lousy state despite the rich biodiversity on this subcontinent.
— Dr.Md. Sabir Hussain (@DrMdSabirHussai) October 6, 2022
It’s all fun and games until the tiger decides to turn left on the road…
— Anish Kumar Tripathy (@Anish_RR) October 6, 2022
They have literally invaded and should have been booked.
— aksheev thakur (@aksheevthakur) October 6, 2022
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