They are almost curtains for us! Tiger grabs hold of the safari jeep of terrified tourists and chases them as they flee in their vehicle
- A travel group enjoyed a safari through a jungle in a central Indian state
- Their bus stopped on the outskirts of Raipur to see two tigers fight
- One of the animals suddenly chased the vehicle of the tour group
This is the chilling moment when a group of tourists almost become the next meal of a tiger as it chases their bus through a jungle.
The tour group, which was on safari in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, met two tigers fighting in the middle of the road on Friday.
But when the bus stopped in the jungle on the outskirts of Raipur, one of the tigers grabbed the curtain in the window and then started hunting.
The tour group, enjoying a safari in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, meets two tigers fighting in the middle of the road
The tigers were sparring maliciously on an unpaved road, lined on both sides by trees.
And it was only when the bus came too close that the animals fell apart, and one went looking for a new target while the other quietly walked away.
While the tiger was trying to attack the bus, the tourists shouted at the driver to drive away, while their guide grabbed a camera to film the encounter.
When the bus stopped in the jungle on the outskirts of Raipur, one of the tigers grabbed the curtain in the window and then started hunting
The feline came dangerously close while the tourists filmed and watched anxiously.
It soon became clear that the bus was coming away and the passengers started to laugh with relief.
The guide and bus driver were employed by the Chhattisgarh Forest department.
The feline came dangerously close while the tourists filmed and watched anxiously
They were both fired when the video of the meeting came to light.
“According to our preliminary investigation, the video was recorded by the guide. Guides and drivers are trained to ensure the safety of animals and visitors during the safari, but these two employees ignored the protocol, “said safari director M Mercy Bella.
“Instead of accelerating the vehicle, they should have waited and normalized the situation,” she added.