Moment Courageous Cat Is Nose To Nose With Zoo Crocodile And Wins

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  • Crocodile approaches cat at water’s edge of reptile enclosure at zoo
  • Cat hisses at crocodile and swats it twice causing it to retreat underwater

When a domestic cat came face to face with a crocodile it seemed the feline was about to meet a grisly end.

The hapless ginger and white cat found its way into the crocodile enclosure at a zoo in Jaipur, India,

As one reptile glided up to the animal at the water’s edge onlookers tried unsuccessfully to scare the moggy away.

The domestic cat too a swipe at the snout of the formidable predator as it approached in the crocodile enclosure

But if the crocodile thought feeding time had come early and the cat would be its helpless victim, it had underestimated the fearsome feline.

As the croc poised to snap up the unusual prey in its jaws, the cat finally spotted the danger in the water to the relief of zoo-goers who assumed it would flee.

Instead it hissed at the crocodile and swiped out with its paw not once, but twice, scratching the croc on the snout.

The crocodile, perhaps not used to such feisty prey gave up and retreated back into the water.

The battle was filmed by Manu Chaudhary, 25, and her husband Vishal, 26, from Southall, Middlesex, who were celebrating their first wedding anniversary by taking in the sights of India.

Mr Chaudhary, who lives in New Delhi, India, said: ‘While we were at the crocodile section we realised a cat had got in and was at the edge of the crocodile pond.

‘We initially thought the cat was under the impression that it was a rat in the pond.

‘When the crocodile came up in the water we felt sure we were witnessing the last minutes of her life.

‘We couldn’t believe it though when the cat daringly warned the crocodile and then fearlessly slapped it twice.

‘I was just screaming: “Oh my God, oh my God”. We were amazed at what we had seen.’

In the video the couple can be heard crying: ‘She’s fighting, oh wow, that’s superb. Look at it!‘ The cat is seen scratching the crocodile before sauntering off

GHARIAL CROCODILES

Gharial crocodiles, also known as fish-eating crocodiles, are one of three kinds which are native to India.

The other two Indian crocodiles are the mugger crocodile and the saltwater crocodile.

Gharial crocs are in serious decline in the wild and listed as ‘critically endangered.

They are one of the longest kinds of crocodiles, with males reaching up to six metres in length (20ft).

They have long thin jaws lined with 100 razor sharp teeth and prey on fish, although they have been known to eat small animals.

They have a bulbous growth on the tip of their snout called ghara which is used to make a hissing mating call.

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Published on 21 Feb 2013 – worldviralvideonews

When a domestic cat came face to face with a crocodile it seemed the feline was about to meet a grisly end. The hapless ginger and white cat found its way into the crocodile enclosure at a zoo in Jaipur, India. As one reptile glided up to the animal at the water’s edge onlookers tried unsuccessfully to scare the moggy away.

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Panther dies of thirst in Rajasthan heat

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Jaipur: Water scarcity in the intense summer heat of Rajasthanhas caused animals in the wild to stray and led to incidents of animal-human conflicts. The dry water holes in forest have also caused a panther’s death last week.

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The panther’s body was spotted on Tuesday in the Devdungari forest area of Bhilwara district, some 300 kilometre from state capital Jaipur. The animal had died of thirst, officials said.

Environmentalists accused the government of not making adequate arrangements for water, forcing wild animals to stray into human habitats to quench their thirst and hunger, as many recent incidents of animal-human conflicts suggest.

“It seems the panther had died at least five days ago. Some villagers told the authorities when they spotted the body near their village on the edge of the forest,” People for Animals’ state in-charge Babulal Jaju told Indo-Asian News Service (IANS).

He added that the panther had not been killed by poachers, as they usually skin the animal and remove its bones before selling the bodies.

“There were also no signs on the body of a fight between two panthers. The young panther seems to have died of hunger and thirst,” said Mr Jaju.

He said there were several panthers in the Devdungari forests, but the diminishing water holes have made life for wild animals difficult in most state forests. He demanded a thorough investigation into the panther’s death.

In April, a panther had mauled to death a seven-year old girl in Rajsamand. The animal had strayed into her village in search of food and water. Similarly, in March a wild bear mauled to death two men over two days and left at least 10 others injured in Dholpur.

“Several other minor incidents of wild animals attacking humans have been reported in the state in the recent past. It is largely because these animals are straying into nearby villages in search of water and food,” said Mr Jaju.

India‘s desert state boasts of two tiger projects, one bird sanctuary and 25 wildlife sanctuaries. These protected areas offer great eco-tourism opportunities for both domestic and foreign tourists.

“Some of the wildlife reserves and parks are facing an acute water shortage this summer,” Mr Jaju said, and added that the measures taken so far by the state government to augment water supplies were few.

Due to the sweltering heat, many small water reservoirs have dried up while others are on the verge of drying up.

One forest watering project that is yielding results is the channelling of Chambal river waters into the Keoladeo National Park in Rajasthan.

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