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02 May 2005 @ 01:35 pm
Hunters  
Everyone who's visited a jungle knows that Dholes are the predators with the highest success rate and they wonder how a puny little thing like that can do so much killing. They hunt in packs and like in so many moral stories team work always helps. I've seen these wild dogs a lot of times in the forest and just when I was begining to think that the sigthing of Dholes can't get any better I run into these four dogs at Bandipur and guess what they demonstrated to me?

Just imagine what could have been going through the mind of the Sambar stag when it sees a pack of four killers approaching it boldly in the open?


The Sambar sees a solitary dog approaching it.





the pack gangs up and draws a plan to attack









off the dogs go, chasing their quarry.


Btw, the dogs just "played" around with the Sambar and probably never intended to kill it, unless it was sick or injured.
 
 
 
Rohitrohitz on May 2nd, 2005 09:15 am (UTC)
may be they were practising ;)
Shreyas Srinivasansay_yes04 on May 2nd, 2005 09:32 am (UTC)
or maybe they were just showing off in front of the camera. :p
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Vineethfus on May 2nd, 2005 11:45 am (UTC)
i think you should start filming as well
Yathinyathin on May 2nd, 2005 11:49 am (UTC)
guess what. I have a film of this whole thing as well! :)
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Yathinyathin on May 3rd, 2005 06:12 am (UTC)
That's a massive sambar male, but yeah, the dogs look just like the city dogs in a beautiful coat!
teemus on May 3rd, 2005 01:34 pm (UTC)
the dogs just "played" around
Strange. Their African cousins (laughing hyenas) seldom do that.
Yathinyathin on May 3rd, 2005 01:36 pm (UTC)
I believe the Sambar was too big for just 4 dogs. Had there been more in the pack (10+), then they would have probably taken it down.
Eppendorfseppendorfs on May 4th, 2005 05:49 am (UTC)
Today i feel educated!. Thanks to your pictures, i was able to show my labmates( in cleveland) what dholes look like, and how they form the top rung in the food chain because of the group hunting tactics.
Great Job!
Yathinyathin on May 4th, 2005 06:24 am (UTC)
awesome! :)
Premnath Kudvapremkudva on May 12th, 2005 10:49 am (UTC)
Heh! Very nice sequence, like in the nature channels;-)