Gate-crashing tiger sends wedding guests to the roof

By Ben Hooper  |  Dec. 19, 2017 at 12:08 PM
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Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Guests at a wedding in India fled to the roof of the venue when an uninvited guest -- an adult tiger -- crashed the celebration.

A video filmed at the Dec. 11 wedding in the village of Masulkhapa, on the border of Indian states Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, shows panicked guests watching from the terrace of the home as the tiger wanders through the outdoor wedding set-up.

Wedding guests can be heard screaming, while one man chants the name of a god and another shouts to make sure the door downstairs is closed.

The tiger calmly tours the wedding venue before wandering back out into the woods.

Forest officials in both bordering states, as well as the Save Ecosystem And Tiger non-governmental organization, said they have been keeping watch on the tiger after it was spotted visiting nearby villages and wandering through roads.

Officials said the tiger, which they suspect wandered toward human settlements after losing a territorial battle to a younger male, is believed to have been behind an attacks on a woman and a goat. The woman survived the encounter, the goat did not.

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