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Lions seen strolling in Gujarat residential area, videos go viral

Different videos of the same incident were shared by several people across various social media platforms.

it-s-viral Updated: Sep 15, 2019 09:26 IST
Trisha Sengupta
Trisha Sengupta
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Collectively, the videos of the lions have amassed over thousand views.
Collectively, the videos of the lions have amassed over thousand views. (Twitter/@protectwildlife)
         

In an incident – that is equal parts scary and fascinating – a pride of lions was captured taking a stroll. What makes this frightening is that they were not roaming around in a jungle or a sanctuary, but in a residential area in Gujarat.

Videos of the incident show the pride of lions roaming around the city at night while it was raining. The incident took place in Girnar Mountains in the Junagadh district of Gujarat.

Different videos of the same incident were shared by several people across various social media platforms. Collectively, the videos of the lions have amassed over thousand views.

Take a look at one of them:

People had a lot to say about this incident. They dropped all sorts of comments. “Lions, actually. In Gujarat roads,” wrote a Twitter user. “Due to heavy raining, the Gir forest went out of hunt therefore a family of seven lions were found roaming in search of a hunt,” tweeted another.

Last month, due to heavy rainfall swollen Vishwamitri river - home to about 300 crocodiles - entered the city and the reptiles ended up in different parts of the residental areas. Amidst this, a huge reptile was rescued by a National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team. In another incident, due to flood, a crocodile was caught sneaking up behind a dog in Vadodara.

How would you react if you see lions strolling around?

First Published: Sep 13, 2019 13:15 IST