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Old 27th July 2010, 23:32   #1
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Default ‘THE COLD STARE’ - I always heard about it, read about it. Now I know it - up close

“Its just been a couple of weeks since I did a trip to Karnataka. Do I need to do this now? Will it be successful? Will I get a leave? And vitamin-M?”

And then it happened. I just picked up the phone and dialed in the number of the guy who manages the accommodation at Moharli, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR). Little did I know that I was setting the wheels in motion for the trip of my life time.

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The Pug Marks. Did we spot the pregnant one?
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Perched atop and keeping a vigil
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With momma dearest
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8 feet of sheer constrictor power
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Herd crossing
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Caution: Detailed account and too many photos coming up
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Old 27th July 2010, 23:37   #2
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Superb pics. I'm all eyes. Give me more.
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Old 27th July 2010, 23:52   #3
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The constrictor was scary alright.Looking forward to more
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Old 28th July 2010, 00:09   #4
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That bugger looks like a reticulated python. And he looks more than 8 feet!
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Old 28th July 2010, 00:33   #5
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Yes, A python it is. I think you are extremely lucky to see a python in the wild. And I hope you will post pics of the cold stare soon
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Old 28th July 2010, 00:49   #6
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kya irada hai boss?? you cant start a thread in the middle of the night and leave us hanging.. POST!
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Old 28th July 2010, 05:47   #7
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Am hooked !

Did you get any more pictures of the Python ?
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Old 28th July 2010, 07:19   #8
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wonderful! good start to the thread, waiting for more! I have wanted to visit Tadoba for a long while, but havent been able to make it happen yet. Maybe some day...
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Old 28th July 2010, 07:42   #9
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place looks very green.
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Old 28th July 2010, 07:43   #10
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Awaiting more! At first glance looks like a russel viper. But then, it definitely seems bigger.
Vegetation looks perfect for Tigers and leapords!
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In two words - Awesome Beginning. Now where is the rest? F5 F5 F5
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Old 28th July 2010, 09:04   #12
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Cold stare, close encounter with a Tiger? Wow, don't tell me you met them very close. I'm all eyes to read & waiting for the pics. Pls keep them rolling.
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great preview. Expecting more.
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An interesting thread title to start off with, the COLD STARE part of the story says it all . Please don't keep us lesser mortals waiting.
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That bugger looks like a reticulated python. And he looks more than 8 feet!
You seem to have known the python for long ? From that image it doesn't look so .
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Old 28th July 2010, 09:52   #15
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A nice thread beginning, it is always an awesome experience to spot the wild.

Now i am curious about "THE COLD STARE". Bring it on...FAST PLZ

btw, what is the location ? Moharli ? how far from hyd/blr ?
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