Many of us were recently amazed by the stunning photos of an elusive black panther in Kabini forest in Karnataka. Now a new video shared by an Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer has shown the deadly side of the big cat.
A video of a Black Panther attacking a street dog has surfaced on the internet and is giving everyone the chills. The clip shared by IFS officer Sudha Ramen on Twitter shows a blood-curdling incident that was captured on CCTV and soon went viral online.
The 1-minute 15-second clip shows the elusive predator walk along a path that appears to be somewhere near a mountainous/hilly region. A few moments after the panther walks across a path and goes out of sight in the video. The very next second, a dog’s loud barking can be heard, and it doesn’t take much to guess as it was the panther that had attacked its prey. The next visual is of the panther carrying the dog in its mouth and running away from the area.
While the IFS officer didn’t reveal where the incident took place, posting the bone-chilling video on the micro-blogging site, she wrote thatthe animal visited at a ‘fringe habitation’ and that dogs are their ‘favourite prey’.
They may be Black, that doesn't make them any different. They are still leopards.Here a Black Panther visits a fringe habitation and lifts a dog, which is said to be their favourite prey.pic.twitter.com/wpA5UVWcjM— Sudha Ramen IFS 🇮🇳 (@SudhaRamenIFS) March 3, 2021
Ramen’s shared clip has gone viral with over 25,000 views on the micro blogging site, while netizens shared their opinions in the comments section.
One user speculated that the big cat was probably hunting in an inhabited area due to encroachment of forest lands and reduction of green cover.
I need to rent this Panther. Too many stray dogs in my area— Sandy Buddy (@Sanddybuddy) March 3, 2021
Blaming humans as culprits of Mother Earth wrote another.
A third feeling sorry for the ‘poor dog’ wrote that it is the ‘nature’.
Poor Dog but that's nature .— Suryakant Mishra (@Suryaka16223927) March 3, 2021
While another user wrote that the video reminds him of ‘desperate howling’ at some nights during his stay at a ‘forest mining settlement’.
Reminds me of the desperate howling of the local dogs at some nights, and the next day we found one missing. This was when we stayed in a forest mining settlement. We never saw the perpetrator, but the locals said it was the handiwork of the leopards.— Jyoti Shankar Roy Choudhury (@JSRoyChoudhury) March 3, 2021
A Cat hunting a Dog— The slayer (@the_theslayer) March 3, 2021
One creative user termed it a table turned situation where a cat ‘hunting a dog’.