Interactions between humans and animals have become quite common in recent times. The population rising and choosing new areas to settle down creates such problems. A video of a Rhinocerous running on the open roads has become viral on the Internet. The video by IFS Officer shows the wild animal. While the exact location of the incident remains unknown, it looks like the video is from Nepal or Bhutan.
When the human settlement strays into a rhino habitat…
Don’t confuse with Rhino straying in to a town pic.twitter.com/R6cy3TlGv1
— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) August 5, 2022
In the video, a fully grown Rhino is spotted running around. People have cleared the streets and some of them are spotted running inside for safety. The Rhino did not do any damage on the video and simply looks scared.
A few years ago, a similar incident from Assam became viral on the Internet. In the video, a Rhino was spotted on the highway and it was charging at other cars. A Rhinoceros was seen on the main highway and attacked the Ford EcoSport and other cars on the road. The video was taken from a vehicle that is following the animal on the road. When in such situations, it is important to make sure that you never get out of the vehicle and panic. Many vehicles can be seen dodging the animal and going too close to it. Wild animals can be unpredictable and can cause harm if you get too close.
Animals can be unpredictable
Wild animals are very calm and would not attack until provoked. One should never go dangerously close to wild animals as they are very unpredictable. If an animal feels threatened by humans, it will attack
This is why it is important to maintain distance from wild animals. Herds of wild elephants can often be spotted crossing the roads in the forests and national parks of India. One should just stop the vehicle and wait for the animals to cross the road without any disturbance.
Also, if the animal attacks the vehicle, the best thing is to stay calm and not threaten the animal. Threatening the animal can cause the situation to become aggravated.
In India, we have seen multiple animal attacks on humans. Especially near the corridors that pass through the protected national parks and wild reserves. Many people try to stop and click pictures of animals while it is illegal to do such activities. A group of friends were caught unguarded when an elephant attacked them after getting irked by the sound of a camera shutter.
The friends thought that it will be a good idea to capture the moment with the camera. They started clicking pictures. The elephant got irked by the camera sounds and the sounds of other vehicles. The elephant started to move towards the parked car. Sensing that the elephant is not coming to them in a friendly way, they panicked and entered the SUV. The driver of the car started the vehicle and moved ahead.
As soon as the man reached the SUV, the driver panicked and moved the vehicle ahead. The man fell on the road but somehow managed to get inside the vehicle. It was a close shave for the man and it could have gone wrong.
Many other cars stopped after the elephant started attacking. The authorities have tracked down the youths and have imposed a fine on them as well. The Karnataka Forest Department has up new signboards to stop tourists from doing such things again in the future.