Spotting a tiger is as elusive as it can be. But for the bikers cruising through a wildlife sanctuary in Kerala’s Wayanad, it was a close encounter of dangerous kind that leave anybody in sweats. The scary video that has gone viral shows a full-grown tiger chasing down the bikers. According to media reports, the riders were travelling through Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary in Wayanad when the captured the frightening moment. Shared on Facebook by the Forests and Wildlife Protection Society (FAWPS), the riders were actually patrolling the sanctuary after they got a tip-off about a tiger in the area.
According to a report by The Hindustan times, “a moderator from FAWPS said that the people riding the bike were Forest Department officials. They went to patrol the area upon receiving information about a tiger sighting.” The clip has also been shared on Instagram with over one lakh views. According to an Indian Express report, the video was filmed by a forest official from South Wayanad division’s Chethalath range.