They Went Looking for a Tiger. Then It Found Them

2 motorcycle riders got quite the scare in India
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2019 7:11 AM CDT

They found the tiger, all right. Two Forest Department officials sent to investigate a reported tiger sighting at India's Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary have produced hair-raising footage of a Bengal tiger briefly chasing their motorcycle. The tiger suddenly emerges from the jungle in the footage viewed more than 800,000 times on Facebook, where it was shared by the Forests and Wildlife Protection Society on Saturday. A scream is then heard as the animal races across a road, coming within feet of the motorcycle as it whizzes by in Wayanad, Kerala. The passenger on the motorcycle was filming at the time, per UPI, which reports no one was injured. (More tigers stories.)

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