The cases of animal-human conflicts are all around us. A while back, a scary video showed a tiger chasing two forest officials in Kerala. At times, people have also had to fend off attacks like a 14-year-old who saved his cousin from a leopard and a brave mom who protected her baby from one.
Now IFS Susanta Nanda has shared a video of a leopard attempting to pounce on a motorcycle with two riders but missing and disappearing into the forest. Take a look.
How could the leopard miss it🤔All were waiting to give right of way to its real owner, the leopard, when a motorcyclist wanted to have his way. Would have been his last ride. Please learn to respect the wild🙏🏼🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/j2yZiwEx7K
— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) November 15, 2019
News18 reports that the video was captured by people seated in a car while waiting for the creature to cross the road at night. The exact location of the video is however unknown. According to the IFS officer, the motorcyclists did not wait and sped along, which is why the leopard seemed to attack. The snippet has over 15,000 views and 1100 likes.
Some people think that the reason the animal missed was that it was young while others believe that the riders had good luck on their side. Either way, everyone thought that the video induced goosebumps.
Very lucky. Missed by a fraction of second…
— Jss (@Jss12418119) November 16, 2019
It's a young leopard, right? Adult one wouldn't have missed it.
— samyak (@samyak_shah) November 16, 2019
Great Escape, God saved them. 🙏🙏
— malladi madhukumar (@malladimk) November 15, 2019
Should have their last ride. Utter disrespect for wildlife.
— Maarwadi (@Kesariyo_Balam) November 15, 2019
I think it was a cub… that’s why missed them.
— kamal (@Kamaalsharma) November 15, 2019
The tweet rightly concluded that we must all respect the wild and follow the maxim of ‘Live and let live’.