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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.


 
 
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First name, a nickname or a handlesmriti on August 28th, 2006 11:46 pm (UTC)
Random related trivia: Can't read the article with Firefox, but they've had prblems with leopards, from the Borivili National (?) Park in Bombay, carrying away children from an apartment complex that was built too close to the jungle. First I've heard of an incident so close to the city. The jungle has apparently never had good 'fences' or 'barriers', but it was rarely a problem till contractors encroached - promising a nice 'forest view' apartment I'm sure. Don't have newspaper articles, this was from someone in Mumbai, so apologies if it's exaggerated, but true.

Anyway. Foregound-background combination (sorry, don't know the technical terms!) in the tusker pic is just beautiful!
Yathinyathin on August 29th, 2006 03:06 am (UTC)
Yep, I've read/heard about the leopards.