How a 'hero' dog saved owner from three lions in Gujarat's Amreli
Amreli, located on the outskirts of the Gir forest, has witnessed a number of incidents of lion attacks in the past. On Saturday, 25-year-old Bhavesh Hamir Bharwad, a shepherd, was attacked by three lions while he was herding a flock of sheep.
Dogs are indeed a man's best friend. It was proven yet again when a dog saved his owner from three lions in Gujarat's Amreli. The incident took place in Ambardi village on Saturday. Twenty-five-year-old Bhavesh Hamir Bharwad, a shepherd, was attacked by three lions while he was herding a flock of sheep.
Bharwad was making efforts to save his sheep from the lions when they attacked. Regrettably, three of his sheep were killed. When the lions turned towards Bharwad, the shepherd's dog immediately started barking.
This gained the attention of the people nearby who quickly assembled at the spot. The lions fled after seeing the crowd. Bharwad suffered injuries on his arm and back when one of the lions attacked him with its paw.
The 'hero' dog did not receive any injury. Bharwad was taken to a government hospital in the nearby area and received treatment for the injuries. Meanwhile, the forest department has been asked to keep a vigil as lions could attack someone else too in the area.
Amreli is located on the outskirts of the Gir forests. The area has witnessed a number of incidents of lion attacks in the past. The human-animal conflict has become a critical issue at Gujarat's Gir National Park, which is a sanctuary and the only abode of the Asiatic lion.