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11 July 2005 @ 09:31 am
Dholes  
Dholes are threatened with extinction mostly because of the human attitude towards this animal. A naturalist (in 1940s) once called them "pests of the forest" for whatever reason and people were actually rewarded by the government for every dhole killed till as recently as 1972!!!

Anyways, these guys just look and act like our pet dogs only that these can kill a tiger if they want to!











Dhole dash!



A Dhole couple



Reflections in the rain



Time for a short nap



cold stare





 
 
 
Yathinyathin on July 11th, 2005 01:11 am (UTC)
http://www.cuon.net/dholes/

Probably because people think that if they survive no other animals would (somewhat like what people think about crows these days)

Or is it because they are just ruthless in killing, often start eating their victims even before they are dead?