FB 2811 - Gir people can make lions run away with a ‘lathi’. This is true. I have seen it happen myself. During the shooting of the Gujarat Tourism film in GIR, when we reached a watering hole where a pride of lions were drinking water, they moved away as soon as they saw our vehicles approaching. Disappointed that after great effort we were unable to film them, the villager accompanying us just got down from our jeep with a ‘lathi’ and herded them back to the water hole, as though he was herding his cattle !!!! When we asked him wasn’t he scared he said no for generations his family has been doing this .. !! Quite something !!!
Jul 31, 2020