Amid the raging waters that have engulfed the Kaziranga National Park in Assam, a photograph of a tiger having escaped the deluge by seeking shelter in a house has emerged on social media.
In an image tweeted by the Wildlife Trust of India, a Royal Bengal Tiger was seen lying on a bed. The image was captured by what could be called a hole in the wall of the house.
The tiger had strayed out of the national park amid the floods and had found shelter in a house near the national highway.
The owner was alerted about the presence of his surprise guest when neighbors were found screaming upon spotting the tiger entering his premises. Forest officials also said attempts were on to tranquilize the tiger and take it to a safe place.
The floods had dealt a heavy blow to the National Park leading to the displacement and death of at least 17 animals. Nine of the 17 deaths were caused by vehicle hits when they were trying to make their way out of Kaziranga. As per official figures over 95% area of the world-renowned park had been submerged.