Incredible footage shows the moment a massive Bengal tiger was filmed trying to rip the bumper off an Indian safari jeep before managing to drag the 1.8tonne vehicle back.
Passengers travelling through the Bannerghatta National Park in Bangalore watched in awe as the big cat clamped his teeth around the back of the Mahindra Xylo.
Even with at least four passengers inside the 1.8tonne vehicle, the tiger managed to pull the vehicle backwards.
The Bengal tiger can be seen gnawing at the back of the 1.8tonne safari vehicle as passengers look on in shock
People in a neighbouring vehicle reacted with fascination as they watched the incredible feat.
A man and woman were both heard yelling ‘I’m scared,’ after shutting their window in an attempt to protect themselves from the tiger – who seemed more concerned with the other vehicle’s bumper.
Opening its mouth wide, the majestic sub-adult tiger can be seen gnawing and pulling at the bumper of the Mahindra Xylo, digging its paws into the dirt for stability.
The tiger quickly moves over to the other side of the vehicle, placing its paw on the bumper to try and rip it off
Four passengers stayed inside the vehicle as the attack waged on with the driver choosing not to drive away in fear of injuring the tiger in the process.
The Bannerghatta National Park has been open since 1970 and boasts animals including elephants, tigers, lions, crocodiles and snakes.
A fully grown male Royal Bengal Tiger can weigh up to 30stone and reach nine feet in length.
Bengal tiger’s teeth can grow up to four inches, with the big cats weighing up to 30stone
Passengers yelled ‘I’m scared’ as the tiger bit at the back of a Mahindra Xylo in southern India
Their teeth can grow up to four inches long, while their retractable claws mean they can also climb trees.
They can consumed up to 40kg of meat in one sitting and go without food for up to three weeks.
In captivity, Bengal tigers live to be around 18 years old, this would be slightly less in the wild.