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16 September 2006 @ 05:14 pm
Wild Dogs  
I've always been lucky with wild dog sightings. They are endangered and not so common, but I've seen them more times than I can remember. This trip was just a little crazy - we saw wild dogs three out of four times that we went inside the jungle and that percentage is a little unbelievable. Anyway, these medium sized dogs are probably the most feared predators in the jungles. Tigers, leopards and bears all stay out of their path because these dogs hunt in packs and are very efficient in their well coordinated attacks. Fortunately, there are not many (any?) cases of them going after humans - no wonder they call dogs as the best friends of people! :)




A pack relaxing after a nice breakfast.




Drinking water after the meal.



Jumping out of the water hole. Notice the water dripping down it's tail.



The Alpha female. Always kept an eye on us and even dragged the kill away from us, so that they could eat in peace. Smart one!



Dhole in a water hole. Cooling off after the hunt.



Dholes tearing apart the carcass of a spotted deer



Pulling the carcass away from us...



Finishing up the meal.







 
 
 
depontideponti on September 16th, 2006 06:08 pm (UTC)
Lovely snaps...I am glad your "wild dog luck" rubbed off on us! I am amazed at the change in my attitude to a kill; this kill was very much a part of the natural process and (perhaps since I didn't see the chital dying) I was able to observe without getting upset by a dead animal. A couple of years ago, such a scene would have made me queasy...I am used to blood, but the thought of the dead chital would have bothered me a lot.

I hope I will be around when you sight your first leopard, and that you will be around when I sight my first south Indian tiger....hope!
sainath on September 16th, 2006 06:50 pm (UTC)
> I hope I will be around when you sight your first leopard

me too me too ... me wants to be there too :((

super pics dude !! :)