A video showing a farmer saving his cow from the clutches of a lioness in Gujarat’s Gir Somnath district went viral on Friday. The incident took place near Alidar village in Kodinar taluka.
The district is home to the Gir wildlife sanctuary which has a sizable population of Asiatic lions. The video, shot from a car’s window, showed a cow trying to escape from the lioness which had gripped her.
As the cow dragged the predator across the road, the lioness tried to bite its neck. The owner of the cow arrived on the spot at this moment and tried to scare away the wild animal by shouting.
With the lioness still refusing to let go of its prey, he picked up a stone and walked towards the two animals. Seeing him coming closer, the lioness released the cow from its clutches and scooted away in the roadside bushes.