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28 August 2006 @ 08:50 pm
More man-animal conflict...  
Bad news for the tigers of Nagarhole it seems. Times of India had an article today (could someone give me an online link to that?) about a man-eater on prowl. Bad for people. Bad for tigers. Many are going to have sleepless nights and I am fairly sure that some tigers will be killed there to appease people. The question is how many? With poaching still rampant, this is not looking good for the great cats of India.

Anyway, here are some images from that forest.

Muggers are medium-sized crocodiles (average around 10-12 feet) and found all over India. They seem to be amazingly calm for their size but we all know how opportunistic crocodiles are...

Juvenile tusker on the banks of the Kabini. Just like human teenagers, these are very short-tempered and should be avoided. However, unlike human families these are mercilessly thrown out of their herds at this stage.

Edit: Thanks to fiery_fiona for the link.

Current Mood: disappointeddisappointed
Yathinyathin on August 28th, 2006 05:36 pm (UTC)
The condition of tigers is scary. Census says there are 2000 tigers in the wild. Most environmentalists believe the number to be much less than that. We have upwards of one billion people and our country is one-third the size of the US - not good for wildlife. I read that Yosemite alone has 600 black bears and Alaska has about 40000 grizzlies so bears are in much better shape population wise.

Good to hear about the bear - I hope (and wish) he's having a nice time with those wild berries which are way better off than garbage bins. :)