Assam's disastrous floods which have submerged over 90 percent of Kaziranga National Park in water has been a saddening affair. The animals have been gravely affected by these floods too.
The suffering has risen so much that a Bengal Tiger was found 'casually sitting' on a bed near the national highway.
The Wildlife Trust India shared these pictures in a series of Tweets.
#JustIn our vet @samshulwildvet is making plans with #AssamForestDepartment @kaziranga_ to tranquilise a #tiger that has entered a house and is relaxing on a bed! #AssamFloods bring in unusual guests! #Kaziranga Zoom in to see #OMG wish them luck! @action4ifaw @deespeak pic.twitter.com/SX2FoYOB6K— Wildlife Trust India (@wti_org_india) July 18, 2019
Our vet @samshulwildvet is on a mission to tranquilise this #tiger to get him out of bed! Anyone else see the irony? 😆 #AssamFlood #Kaziranga ☝this thread is all abput good work done @vivek4wild@action4ifaw @VishalDadlani @deespeak @_AdilHussain @DevrajSanyal + pic.twitter.com/gCrwZtqzcc— Wildlife Trust India (@wti_org_india) July 18, 2019
They described the Tiger's visit is for 'bread and breakfast.'
A Billion Choices says the bag but this #tiger chooses bed n breakfast to escape #AssamFloods. Our team @wti_org_india @action4ifaw with @kaziranga_ working to ensure safe passage to the #forest #Kaziranga @vivek4wild @AzzedineTDownes + pic.twitter.com/5hfxtK2djo— Wildlife Trust India (@wti_org_india) July 18, 2019
They mentioned that the Tiger was spotted near the highway at 8:30 in the morning.
The #tiger was spotted nxt to the highway at 8:30 am, moving fm the park, just 200 m away, on its way to Karbi hills abt 500 m across the National highway. Probably disturbed, he jumped across the wall of a scrap garage & took refuge in the dark room. #AssamFloods #Kaziranga +— Wildlife Trust India (@wti_org_india) July 18, 2019
This is a dhaba across the house where the #tiger is sheltered. It has to traverse this stretch of the road and dhaba to reach the forest you see behind. Highways and settlements block the animals' #RightOfPassage. @vivek4wild @action4ifaw @AzzedineTDownes @deespeak #AssamFloods pic.twitter.com/G6sMrNBRfY— Wildlife Trust India (@wti_org_india) July 18, 2019
While the situation is quite grave with the floods in Assam, Twitter has some snarky comments about this Tiger 'relaxing'.
He seems to had a tough day....let him rest some more.— Abhijeet Bhosale (@abhibhosale005) July 18, 2019
This is how all other creatures should protest against all the heck wrong doing by humans on the earth. Tiger is smart!!!— Somashekhar Tigadi🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@SomashekharTig2) July 18, 2019
Sitting or sleeping !— Nirbhai Singh (@nirbhaisingh07) July 18, 2019
Camera woke him up!😊
Bengal tiger be like "Bahut Thak Gaya hu bc, Araam Karne De Abhi" 😂— Piyush Shahi (@Piyushkshahi) July 18, 2019
While some can take it lightheartedly, this truly shows the gravity and magnitude of the flood that isn't sparing anyone.