Wildlife rescuers in India shared photos of a wild tiger that escaped a flood and wandered into a family's home, where it was found taking a rest on a bed.
The Wildlife Trust of India tweeted photos showing the tiger "relaxing on a bed" inside a family's home in Harmuti, Assam.
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
Officials said the tiger is believed to have fled monsoon flooding in the neighbouring Kaziranga National Park.
"Our vet is making plans with Assam Forest Department to tranquillize a tiger that has entered a house," the group said in a social media post-Friday. "Assam floods bring in unusual guests!"
Officials estimate more than 95% Kaziranga National park was underwater Friday as a result of the monsoon rains.
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