Imagine this situation for just a second. It’s an average day you're cruising along the highway when all of a sudden, you see a two-tonne armoured Indian rhino staring down the barrel of its single horn down at you. You run right? Well, that’s exactly what most people on the highway in Assam did when they saw this behemoth charging at them. Watch as some of them swerve literally without even looking back off the road to get out of the way of this obviously confused and agitated Indian Rhino. Well, this youtube video shows it all, and thanks to this uncharacteristically cool photographer and his family we have it all on tape. What’s even more ironic, is how the photographer calmly follows the Rhino while chaos breaks out right in front of him.
Now, there is a slightly serious side to this story. There is the fact that as humans continue to encroach on animal territory, this kind of unwanted interactions will continue. Not only does that put human life at risk, but more importantly putting these already highly endangered species at risk. Our national parks need better boundaries to keep these things from happening. If you do come across a situation like this, pull over try to remain calm and don't do anything to attract the animals attention, the animals are usually just as frightened, if not more of us. If they don't see you as a threat they usually move on. If it starts to charge in your direction, then run for your life!