The Bengal Monitor lizard was after a clutch of eggs laid by a Red Wattled Lapwing.(Video screengrab: Shashanka Nanda)
The Bengal Monitor lizard was after a clutch of eggs laid by a Red Wattled Lapwing.(Video screengrab: Shashanka Nanda)

Brave birds protect their eggs from monitor lizard in Ranthambore. Watch incredible video

This clash between the two creatures was recorded at Ranthambore National Park.
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 10:33 PM IST

In a battle between a monitor lizard and bird much smaller than it, one would assume, it’s the former that will come out as the clear winner. This incredible video shot in Rajasthan, however, showcases an entirely different picture. It shows just far some beings can go to protect their own.

Photographer Shashanka Nanda shared the stunning footage of this clash between the two creatures - recorded at Ranthambore National Park - on Facebook. He explained on the social networking site that the Bengal Monitor was after a clutch of eggs laid by a Red Wattled Lapwing. However, as it tried to make its way towards its meal, an entire flock of lapwings blocked its way.

“As soon as the lizard started advancing towards the eggs, an entire flock of lapwings, led by this brave one blocked its path,” he wrote on Facebook. “A few dive bombed the lizard as well,” he added.

Turns out the collective power of the birds was no match for the reptile. Watch:  

Nanda shared the video some nine hours ago on the Indian Birds Facebook page where it has collected a ton of reactions.

“Great documentation and video!” says one Facebook user. “Just great to witness,” says another. “Superb capture of natural history,” comments a third.

What do you think of the video?

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close
Rohan Philem Singh, a cyclist who has been conducting cycling campaigns since 2018 for various humane and environmental issues,(ANI)
Rohan Philem Singh, a cyclist who has been conducting cycling campaigns since 2018 for various humane and environmental issues,(ANI)

Cycling for humanity: Manipur man cycles to raise funds for people in need

ANI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 12:17 PM IST
Currently, during his eighth cycling expedition, Rohan targets to feed the hungry.
Close
Being a completely visually impaired person, Ravi had to face a lot of challenges since the beginning.(ANI)
Being a completely visually impaired person, Ravi had to face a lot of challenges since the beginning.(ANI)

Meet this visually impaired music teacher from Hyderabad

ANI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 11:54 AM IST
Ravi said that he found his passion in music at a young age.
Close
The image is a screengrab from the clip by Matty Chymbor.(Instagram/@mattychymbor)
The image is a screengrab from the clip by Matty Chymbor.(Instagram/@mattychymbor)

Man shows how it feels to have coffee and tea after waking up. Laughs guaranteed

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 10:20 AM IST
People couldn’t stop laughing at the hilarious representation of the two beverages shown in the clip.
Close
Husky gives pet parent some serious side-eye. (Reddit/MTPokitz)
Husky gives pet parent some serious side-eye. (Reddit/MTPokitz)

Husky dramatically demands hooman to pet it in hilarious video. Watch

PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 06:49 PM IST
Watch how the Husky expresses its displeasure and demands to be pet.
Close
Anand Mahindra posted this picture of Axar Patel in his tweet.(Twitter/@anandmahindra)
Anand Mahindra posted this picture of Axar Patel in his tweet.(Twitter/@anandmahindra)

Anand Mahindra asks about Axar Patel’s sunglasses in tweet about India's big win

PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 06:02 PM IST
“Now I need to get these sunglasses to commemorate the victory," Anand Mahindra tweeted.
Close
The image tweeted by Gurinder Chadha.
The image tweeted by Gurinder Chadha.

Gurinder Chadha’s hilarious tweet about her kid eating paratha with fork, knife

By Amrita Kohli
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 03:26 PM IST
"Fiteh Moo!” tweeted the Bend It Like Beckham director.
Close
A screenshot from the video showing the lion cub's rescue. (Twitter/@rameshpandeyifs)
A screenshot from the video showing the lion cub's rescue. (Twitter/@rameshpandeyifs)

Forest staff put their lives at risk to free lion cub trapped in net. Watch

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 01:58 PM IST
The video has been shared by IFS officer Ramesh Pandey.
Close
An image posted by Smriti Irani on Instagram. (Instagram/smritiiraniofficial)
An image posted by Smriti Irani on Instagram. (Instagram/smritiiraniofficial)

Smriti Irani’s message on safety through post with selfies wins Instagram

By Amrita Kohli
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 12:35 PM IST
Smriti Irani’s message about wearing a mask and seat belt.
Close
Jamie Lever, Johny Lever and Jesse Lever dancing together. (Instagram/@its_jamielever)
Jamie Lever, Johny Lever and Jesse Lever dancing together. (Instagram/@its_jamielever)

Johny Lever grooves with kids Jamie and Jesse. Netizens love their video

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 11:31 AM IST
The expressions of the family throughout the dance routine make the video quite entertaining.
Close
Gurdeep Pandher dances on a frozen lake. (Twitter/@GurdeepPandher )
Gurdeep Pandher dances on a frozen lake. (Twitter/@GurdeepPandher )

Man celebrates getting Covid vaccine by doing bhangra on frozen lake in Canada

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 10:35 AM IST
Gurdeep Pandher’s celebratory bhangra dance routine is bound to make you want to get up and shake a leg too.
Close
The image shows Cam James attempting the trick shot.(Reddit/oddlysatisfying)
The image shows Cam James attempting the trick shot.(Reddit/oddlysatisfying)

Man makes unexpected trick-shot, netizens can’t have enough of his reaction

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 09:18 PM IST
The perfectly synchronised shot by Cam James is a treat to watch.
Close
The clip has collected over 65,000 upvotes on Reddit. (Reddit)
The clip has collected over 65,000 upvotes on Reddit. (Reddit)

Cat tells hooman exactly how to comfort it, video has people gushing

PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 09:12 PM IST
The video is collecting several reactions and may make you smile as well.
Close
“Field Notes from a Freshwater Biologist: Avoiding Turtle Disaster!” says the post. (Facebook/FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute)
“Field Notes from a Freshwater Biologist: Avoiding Turtle Disaster!” says the post. (Facebook/FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute)

Biologist finds something unexpected inside stomach of fish - a live turtle

PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 08:23 PM IST
A post on Facebook about the find is collecting quite a few reactions.
Close
The image shows the men making ropes out of a saree,(Twitter/@advaita_kala)
The image shows the men making ropes out of a saree,(Twitter/@advaita_kala)

Video shows old saree being turned into rope. ‘Amazing,’ say netizens

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 05:42 PM IST
People lauded the creative use of an old saree and expressed their appreciation for the concept.
Close
The image shows a ship.(Facebook/@Colin McCallum)
The image shows a ship.(Facebook/@Colin McCallum)

Is that ship ‘floating’ in the sky? Viral picture leaves netizens bamboozled

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 03:40 PM IST
The picture shows a ship but what makes the photo puzzling is how the ship appears to look like it is floating in the air.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP