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In the USA, we have bears, mountain lions and wolves to worry about. Thankfully, we DON’T have to worry about tigers.
Don’t get me wrong. Bears, mountain lions and wolves are nothing to take lightly…but none of them are as close to as dangerous as a tiger.
To put it in perspective, there hasn’t been a recorded death to a bear since November of last year. In India, meanwhile, one tiger alone (named Avni) was responsible for 13 deaths in just 2 years.
India wildlife officers finally managed to kill Avni after a military-grade search operation that involved paragliders, infrared cameras, and sharpshooters mounted on elephants.
Point being, tigers are incredibly dangerous. Which brings us to today’s video.
A biker in Pambra, Wayanad, India was chased by a tiger near Nagarhole National Park & Tiger Reserve. As you can see, he didn’t escape by much.
Yikes. Looks the tiger couldn’t get any traction on the asphalt. The pavement slowed him down just enough to allow the biker to escape.
Oh, also, apparently people in India live on and travel through tiger reserves. Seems like a bad idea. And probably has something to do with why tigers kill over 100 people in the country every year.
Anyways, thankfully, the biker was no worse for the wear, and he got a cool video out of the ordeal. That’s probably the best way it could turn out.
Watch out for tigers, y’all.