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Old 6th February 2008, 13:38   #76
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WOW Sam,

Amazing posts! wealth of information, thanks Harrie for starting this thread and Sam for loading it with info. I am a Wildlife enthusiast but yet to venture into any safaris outside our commercialised nagarhole and others yet...great post
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Nice pictures, Sam. I heard that every giraffe has a unique pattern!

I thin giraffes are great too. Just I've never been able to see eye-to-eye with one!
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Hi,Its a nice threat.Iam driving all alone this weekend through bandipur and madumalai wildlife santury.its good that i got lot of inputs to drive through a forest.
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EDIT: I thought about this. C for cat and L for Lion is not going to make the public respect wild life. It's a culture thing.

Africa faces similar levels of uneducation and poverty as India. Actually much higher levels of both. They've got this respect thing down pat, well and proper. It's part of what is passed down, father to son.
Don't bother Jumbo and he won't bother you. Brother Lion must eat the hartebeest, he's not evil my child, he's just hungry.

Go to a sanctuary in africa and hire a local to take you around. He won't disturb a thing. It's against his culture and religion. Where he comes from, the animals are respected and loved. Killed for food, yes, but with apologies to the dead animal. It's a culture thing. Can't find the jaguar? Tough cookies to you mate, He's not gonna wake the cat up for you. Is that a nest of snake eggs there? Look, dont touch. Don't go there. You will disturb the animals.

Now do the same at Ranthambore. Watch the guide carry a stick and prod everything in sight. Break the cobwebs, stone the trees so birds fly out. Dekha sirji??? Dekha aapne?? Chalo sau rupye extra do.

Honk so animals get startled. Laugh when his stick strikes home. Spit in the water and watch the fish jump to it.

Nope. It's a culture thing. And we don't respect animals.
It's a culture thingie!
We can see it very much not just with Animals, in every aspect in different parts of India. How people treat people differs too, it sure is a culture thing, it comes through blood, it is passed on, education will not just eradicate it in one generation.

So people do not look to marry from your caste/creed/relegion! get over it, marry whom you love, and this will change the whole world around us!

LOVE - is the key, love and marry and the kid will be all with new culture and love for this world and Nature! please!
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Just some info what i gathered from my uncle who is a ranger

Elephants : Avoid lone elephants and elephants with newborns. Always be downwind since elephants have keen sense of smell, they have poor eyesights comparitively. If at all chased by elephant dont try to go uphill, the elephant will outrun u easily but when it comes to chasing downhill, owing to their bulk they are relatively slower. When on flat stretches go zig zag amongst trees and its believed that the elephants give up the chase pretty soon unless the elephant is in must. While confronted by elephant when u are in a vehicle (if its an open top, then god save u), the safest thing u can do is keep the engine in idle, do not honk, dont make any major movements, roll up the windows, and if they still attack then try to get as close as to the floor as possible and pray like u never knew god before.

Bears(sloth), I dont know if its true but i believe , these creatures are pretty qurious and playful characters , so chose a long twig and point it ahead of them and they try to catch them between their big claws . Back slowly to open stretch slowly doing so and then scoot like a grizzly is behind you. Or else just lie flat face down but make sure to cover ur neck with ur hands. Since these sloth are very much smaller than the other cousins like the grizzlies, then dont tend to persist an attack at prey bigger than them

Bisons , they are shy by nature and will attack only when they are on the lookout for companions.. There is no absolute trick for these guys since they can outrun u on any terrain. The safest bet is climb a tree and hang in there.

Wild boars, these are the scary guys and the best thing is not to get any where close to them, their elongated tooth can do some real damage.

Guys ! these are just some info i got, i may be wrong here so dont flame me if the info is wrong.
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Cool tat was ajust miss

saving the phython...

conserve wild life..

travellers in wild life area take care..

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hard core forest trip, you must booze to get the real guts to do it. The beauty of kerala revelead
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hard core forest trip, you must booze to get the real guts to do it. The beauty of kerala revelead
And clearly (oops!) you were boozing when you took those pictures in the beautiful forest lol.

As were the deer, they don't even know which way is up!

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Default Hey, animals booze too

I dont know about the deer, but Elephants booze a lot.

They know which tree has which fruit has fermented that gets them tipsy. There are also many stories of the elephants coming into camps and stealing liquor.



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@foby... What is in the 2nd photo ?

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And clearly (oops!) you were boozing when you took those pictures in the beautiful forest lol.

As were the deer, they don't even know which way is up!
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I think you can faintly make out a peacock (or is it a peahen?) in the 2nd photo.

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its believed that the elephants give up the chase pretty soon unless the elephant is in must.
I guess you meant 'musth". And given that musth in elephants is a state of sexual aggression, i would assume that they would chase cow elephants, rather than human beings.

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hard core forest trip, you must booze to get the real guts to do it. The beauty of kerala revelead
Hardcore? Looks to me that the elephant has been chained.
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Elephants have a keen sense of smell. If one is boozed, elephants will pick up the smell pretty easy and they don't like it. I've seen domesticated (if they ever are) elephants behave very differently with people who are drunk.
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Great thread.

Sam, is there anything at all that you've NOT done! Keep giving out those useful pearls of practical wisdom
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Just recently read a report that a person was mauled to death by a lion when a group of 4 youths had gone to 'watch' a group of lions who were trying to seduce a lioness. One of the lions was mating when the other jumped on these youths and dragged one of them in the bushes.

What Sam said was quite true - never disturb lions (or for that matter any creature) when they are mating.

Apparently, these guys had gone to the Gir jungles on bikes!
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