10:18 GMT27 September 2020
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): India is home to nearly 3,000 tigers – the big cat species, which is also recognized as India’s national animal. The Bengal Tigers that thrive here are native and limited to India, and are famous worldwide. Every year, thousands of tourists flock to tiger reserves to catch a glimpse of these jungle royalties.

    Sometimes, these big cats make their way onto the highways surrounding their forest homes. leading to human-animal conflict situations.

    Indian Forest Services officer Parveen Kaswan on Tuesday shared a bone-chilling video from Wayanad – a district in the north-east part of the scenic South Indian state of Kerala. The video captured a scary and potentially fatal chase scene, where an adult tiger pursues a women with a scooter as she speeds up on a highway.

    The clip shows a tiger emerging out of the wilderness and attempting to charge the scooter driver.

    Have a look –

    ​Just an hour after Kaswan posted the video, it has already garnered over 26,000 views and over 4,500 likes on Twitter. Netizens are calling the bikers courageous for making a safe escape from the situation.

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