Recently, a video went viral showing a pack of stray dogs outwitting and chasing a lion in an epic showdown, which reportedly took place in a Gujarat village. The video of the incident was brought to the fore by IFS officer Susanta Nanda, known for catching the fancy of netizens by sharing similar videos from the world of wildlife.
According to reports, the incident took place at a village in Gujarat’s Somnath in Gir. A lion, the undisputed king of the jungle, had left the safety of its natural habitat and wandered into the human settlement, unaware of the danger lurking in the shadows.
The streets that were once empty and deserted came to life with the sound of barking as a pack of dogs rushed in, their instincts guiding them towards the intruder. The lion, perhaps taken aback by the sudden appearance of these canines, froze in place for a moment.
A sight to behold and a true test of courage and determination, the tiny pack of dogs took continued to bark on the mighty lion, and took a stand for their own territory. The lion, perhaps humiliated by the turn of events, retreated towards a nearby herd of cows, seeking refuge in their midst.
The Facts of the Matter
The power of unity and the territorial instinct of dogs are remarkable phenomena that have been witnessed in numerous instances. One such instance occurred in a small village in Gujarat’s Gir Somnath, where a pack of dogs displayed their remarkable strength and courage in chasing away a wild lion from their territory.
The incident was brought forth in the form of a video, shared by IFS Susanta Nanda, who took to Twitter to share the video.
What Does the Video Show?
As the sun set on a sleepy village nestled in the heart of Gujarat’s Gir Somnath, the peace was shattered by the arrival of an unexpected guest. A massive lion, prowling the streets like a predator on the hunt, set the town on edge as panic.
Just when it seemed that the mighty lion had absorbed one more area as its own territory, a pack of scrappy stray dogs appeared out of nowhere, barking fiercely and snarling with an unbridled rage.
The lion, caught off guard by the sheer audacity of the dogs, was taken aback as the pack relentlessly chased him down the narrow alleys of the village. In a desperate bid to escape the relentless pack, the lion turned tail and bolted towards a herd of cows, hoping to find refuge in their midst.
Watch the Video here
अपनी गली में तो कुत्ता भी शेर होता है🤔🤔
— Susanta Nanda (@susantananda3) March 22, 2023
Netizens React to the Video
Which locations in guj have this situation?
Atleast i ll avoid visiting those areas
— The black devil (@NgoudaPo1) March 22, 2023
The dogs very well that it is wiser to keep a safe distance from the lion.
— Sonali Das (@SonaliD82403754) March 22, 2023
Unity is strength 🥰
— Simran Kakkar (@SimranKakkar9) March 22, 2023
Dogs have a natural inclination to chase things. As anyone can see, they stop running as soon as the lion comes to a halt. At the end of the video, it's evident that the dogs turned around. I guess the lion had his eyes on the cows and the dogs were just a nuisance like flies.
— Vishal Kurani (@vishalkurani) March 22, 2023
Situation would have been totally different if it was a Tiger though 💪
— Sriram | Vishnu Jeevi 🕉🌏🐯🐋| 5114 BC | (@SriramArkan) March 22, 2023
A lion wandering around on the streets? Thank God, we only have cats on the streets here. 😳😱
— Han Archie (@HanArchie2) March 22, 2023
Every dog has it's day.
— Rashed Yousef (@RashedYousef12) March 23, 2023
Hats off to the person who has guts to shoot the video. Kutte aakhir kutte hote hain.
— 🆂🆁🅳 (@SrdPuri) March 23, 2023