Watch: Rhinoceros runs alongside traffic on Assam road, leaves internet in splits
A video showing a rhinoceros running alongside traffic on a street of Assam has gone viral. See it here.india Updated: Aug 06, 2017 09:23 IST
When was the last time you saw a rhinoceros running, let alone on a busy street?
If your answer is never, your quest ends here.
A video posted on Facebook by ‘North-East Of India’ captured a rhino charging onto a road in Assam for a full two minutes and 40 seconds.
It got widely shared, leading to several users questioning its authenticity – some said it was ‘fake’ and ‘edited’, but the page admin were quick to respond.
“In rainy seasons, its a regular view in Assam. GO to near by areas of Kaziranga national park and other national park of Assam , u will get this kind of scenario,” they commented.
The couple filming the video have a running commentary throughout. “Damn. Look at the size of the thing. I thought I only saw this on bloody African movies. I’m doing it today myself,” says the driver.
The video garnered 13 million views so far and was shared almost 2 lakh times.
The same video was shared on Twitter by @sarm0161 and has since been retweeted over 18,000 times.
Social media reactions alternated between rage and hilarity. A few users were concerned about the safety of the rhino, while others were amused at the unusual sight:
HahaHahahahahahaha! I was waiting to hear him say 'and now to take you through till lunch here's Michael Atherton'— Ste.A (@sarm0161) August 4, 2017
The music makes it. I wonder what the Rhino was pissed about??— The Last Turkey (@paldinowolf) August 4, 2017
Maybe its mum told it to go and play in traffic ??— The Last Turkey (@paldinowolf) August 4, 2017
I was most impressed with his ongoing pace though. He kept a pretty good gallop and seemed light on his feet.— In Search Of Truth (@JasonSamfield) August 4, 2017