Family in India Sees Tiger Taking a Nap On Their Bed After Fleeing Floods

A family in India found a wild tiger “relaxing on a bed” in their house following a deadly monsoon which flooded parts of South Asia this week, according to Indian conservationists.

In an image released by India’s Wildlife Trust, the massive predator can be seen lounging on a bed in the unnamed family’s home in the village of Harmuti, in the northeastern state of Assam.

The tiger is believed to be have come from the neighboring Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, home to tigers, elephants, bears, and the world’s largest population of one-horned rhinoceroses.

“Our vet is making plans with Assam Forest Department to tranquilize a tiger that has entered a house,” the group said in a social media post Friday. “Assam floods bring in unusual guests!”

Rohini Ballave Saikia, Deputy Director of Kaziranga National Park, said that there had been attempts to move the tiger but eventually it left of its own accord. “This is the time for their regular activities as it is cooler,” he said.

Saikia said that the animal was ultimately not tranquilized because “it was calm and did not pose a danger.”

With only 3,900 tigers living in the wild, the animals are considered endangered, according to the World Wildlife Fund.

The tiger wasn’t the only creature who had fled the flash floods. The Wildlife Trust said the park had lost track of deer, rhinos and elephants during the recent disaster.

Officials estimated that more than 95% of Kaziranga National Park was underwater due to the incessant rains. On Friday, Arun Vignesh of the Indian Forest Service tweeted a shocking image of rhinos seeking shelter from rising water. In another video, a rescue team is shown pulling a small rhino calf into a raft.

“The animals seek higher ground once the rains begin on their own, but they have to cross a national highway to get to higher ground,” said Saikia. “Animals that are left behind if they are injured while crossing the highway are assisted by park staff.”

Between July 13 and 18, a total of 83 animal deaths in the sanctuary were recorded by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority.

The tiger itself was spotted near the highway yesterday at 8.30 a.m. moving away from the park, according to Wildlife Trust India. The organization said the animal was “probably disturbed (and) jumped across the wall of a scrap garage and took refuge in the dark room.”

More than 227 people since the rains in southeast Asia began in mid-July. Over 10.3 million people have been affected in total.

(Source: Click2Houston)

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  1. Egbuwalo Teniola Glory

    I will just run without looking back

  2. Something needs to be done very fast about this else those animals are likely to start attacking humans.

  3. ANIKOR VICTORIA .D.

    This is dangerous because a tiger is naturally a wide animal, the deputy director of the zoo park Saika should act fast, in order not to put lives in danger.

    1. Okonkwo Isioma Jane

      Na wa ooo

  4. The government should do something about it

  5. Indian government should control the situation

    1. Omenuko Adaobi Promise

      Something needs to b done fast

  6. Onuorah Adaeze Chidimma

    Ahhhhh This is no going to be funny oo
    Indian Safety Team Should Come To Their Aid bikonu

  7. Nwoye Chisom precious

    Nawa oo

  8. Ndubisi Chidimma Lilian

    Dey should be fast about what ever Dey want to do oh,dis kind animals no be person friend oh

  9. Ebulue Ruth Oluchi

    Something needs to be done real fast

  10. Njepu Chinenye

    This is dangerous….. Something should be done about it and very fast

  11. Igbokwe Chioma Helen

    They should do something as fast as possible

  12. Okeke Chioma Onyinye

    Something should be done really fast before things get out of hand

  13. Okeke Chiamaka Gabriella

    They should try and sort out the situation because lives are at risk here

  14. Chukwuma Helen chioma

    The really need urgent help and attention

  15. So careless

    A very innocent baby that hasn’t even see the world enough

  16. Juliet ifeoma ugochukwu

    Where did they build their house Is it In a zoo

  17. Government should look in to the matter

  18. Anagbogu Mary Ifeyinwa

    please lives are at stack here . they should do something fast

  19. If this happens in Nigeria, it will be rated as witch craft, village people

  20. Chidozie chiazokam jennifer

    Something should b done oo

  21. Anagboso Chimdimma

    The situation should be taken care of immediately

  22. Something need to be done immediately

  23. Micheal Nwazuloke

    That one us their own problem

  24. This is very dangerous, something should be done very fast.

  25. Wow they should control their problem

  26. Iloegbunem Emily Ebele

    Apart from having good health care and doctors… India is probably one of the worst place to be in the world. I hope their govt handles this issue ASAP.

  27. This calls for an immediate attention before things gets out of hands

  28. There is an error somewhere that needs to be corrected.

  29. The situation need to be controlled

  30. The Government should Intervene

  31. This is a very serious issue, how can wild animal be found in someone’s house.

  32. This is a very serious issue, how can wild animal be seen in someone,s house.

  33. Chiekwe Blessing. N.

    The animal should be taken back to where it belongs.

  34. Wow … this is strange

  35. Okeke linda chidiebere

    Thats so spiritual …

    1. Wow

  36. This is strange

  37. something needs to be done to save souls

  38. Crystal Chinelo Erokwu

    Lol, wonders shall never end

  39. Okeke cynthia chinecherem

    This is really serious o..,the India Gov’t should look into it.

    1. Ezeifeka Emmanuella

      This issue needs to be taken care of because the lives of humans are being threatened as well

  40. Ezeifeka Emmanuella

    This issue needs to be taken care of because the lives of humans are being threatened as well

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