This man has spotted tiger
14 Dec 2008, 0416 hrs IST, TNN
LUCKNOW: Kanhai Mistry is the most sought after man in Safedabad on Lucknow-Faizabad road. The puncture shop owner is the only person who has seen the tiger cross the road on Friday evening, around 8 pm, making a quiet movement towards fields. People crowded around Mistry to know from the horse’s mouth about the prowling beast whose news spread like wild fire in the locality. “I did not know that tiger was roaming in the area, though forest team did come in the evening searching for the animal,” he shared.
The pugmarks of the beast were clearly seen in the fields and people, till noon, were not allowed to move along the stretch. According to Mistry, the animal was not more than six feet long. “There was a jeep crossing the road and thus I was able to see the animal in full light.” It did take some time for the man to sink in that he had seen a tiger so close. But by the time he called his folks, the animal was out of sight. He also shared that at the time when the tiger was crossing the Lucknow-Faizabad road, there were lot of heavy vehicles that zoomed past but the animal carefully crossed the road.