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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
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A couple travelling in Assam came across the rhinoceros running on a street, and immediatley .
A couple travelling in Assam came across the rhinoceros running on a street, and immediatley . (North-East Of India Facebook)

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: