Moment Feisty Goose Fends Off 2 Tigers And Claims Their Turf

This is the moment a feisty goose fends off two tigers and then claims their enclosure for its own.

The incident was filmed at the Baoding Agricultural Ecological Park, in the city of Baoding, in the Chinese province of Hebei, and the footage has been widely circulated on social media.

It is unclear if the goose had ended up flying into the tiger’s cage, or whether it had been placed there as food.

In the footage, two tigers are seen stalking the lone goose in front of a crowd of onlookers as it suddenly lunges forwards and apparently pokes the white tiger between the eyes.

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Flapping its wings as it goes, the feisty goose then chases after the tiger and sends it scampering away as the crowd laughs.

The white tiger is then seen creeping up to the goose and getting hit between the eyes again.

The crowd continues to laugh as both tigers turn and run from the angry bird.

The goose is then seen strutting around the area of the enclosure where the two tigers were after apparently claiming their enclosure for its own.

Meanwhile, the big cats lie on the grass in the background looking on after apparent defeat.

One of the tigers was a white tiger, a variant of Bengal and Siberian tigers with a lack of the pigment pheomelanin.

When compared to normal-coloured Bengal tigers, white Bengal tigers tend to grow faster and heavier. They also tend to be somewhat bigger at birth and as grown adults.

Almost all white tigers live in zoos as the chances of survival without the natural camouflage in the wild are remote, as they find it difficult to hunt prey with their bright colouring.

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Story By: Lee BullenSub-EditorJoseph Golder,  Agency: Asia Wire Report

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