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Old 2nd May 2011, 17:29   #226
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Very sad for the fawn and her mother, but this is the law of the jungle.

And so do I as well as some respite from the 'mental & visula torture"...
Not quite.
I will continue torturing you and regaling the rest with the photographs. Speaking of which, here are two :

Eye to eye with Shahrukh in Pench:
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Eye to eye with "Shahrukh" in Pench from the present litter of Collarwali. I experienced Déjà vu at Pench yesterday (1 may 2011) when I chanced upon the entire family of 6 tigers in Pench and saw them crossing the road right in front of my Gypsy.

With this sighting, I confirmed that there are 4 female and 1 male cubs in this litter - A great news for Pench indeed.
I had a very similar sighting way back in 2008 at Pench when the 4 cubs of the last litter of the same tigress crossed in a similar fashion.

This guy is growing into a fine Tiger.

Thank you: Akash Kothe, Vaibhav Kotwal, Ashish and Sonali Anwikar; and aha... my red T-shirt, Kamptee railway crossing for bringing me luck.


Defiance:
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A drama of sorts unfolded before our eyes today morning when 2 jackals injured a deer fawn only few days old and tried to kill it. They had to face a very resilient mother who fought with them for over 2 hours. In the end though, the jackals had their say.


More (torment) on the way.....

Dr. A Ghosh

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Very sad for the fawn and her mother, but this is the law of the jungle.
GD Sahab,
One must die for the other to live.
Dr. Ghosh,
Nice pic. of Shahrukh, he will turn into a handsome male when full grown, already displays good points and structure. Great capture of the survival drama of the predator and the prey.
Regards,

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"Eye to eye with Shahrukh in Pench"

One of your best pictures. Incredible!
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Great shot of "Shahrukh". Hope he too would be as popular as his namesake and would continue to provide feast to the eyes of the Pench visiting folks.

"Pench visit phir se ban tha hai boss" - just to see this litter
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Thanks friends.
I just got an update from Gurpreet that he had a sighting of one male cub of Baghin nala Tigress in his second drive this evening. Waiting to hear from him about the details.

In the meanwhile, the story of my superb sighting of the entire family continues in photographs....

Eye to eye with Tigress escorting one of her cubs
Pench Tiger Reserve - New season starts with a Bang !!!-img_5748.jpg

She looks beautiful, healthy, super confident and relaxed. Probably the 5 babies are not troubling her much !!

Continuing with the tragic drama, Jackals bringing down the fawn
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With one Jackal distracting the mother, the other succeeded in bringing down the fawn. But this was just the start of the encounter!!

Got a full day in the hospital tomorrow starting at 8am and here I am still glued to my desktop processing the latest pics.

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Dr.Ghosh,
The photograph of Collar Wali and her cub is just too good, especially with the collar not showing.
Nice sequence shot of the jackal deer encounter.
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GD Sahab,
One must die for the other to live.
Dr. Ghosh,
Nice pic. of Shahrukh, he will turn into a handsome male when full grown, already displays good points and structure. Great capture of the survival drama of the predator and the prey.
Regards,
Amen !!

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"Eye to eye with Shahrukh in Pench"

One of your best pictures. Incredible!
Indeed sir. One of my best for sure.

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Great shot of "Shahrukh". Hope he too would be as popular as his namesake and would continue to provide feast to the eyes of the Pench visiting folks.

"Pench visit phir se ban tha hai boss" - just to see this litter
To bana lo boss. Fix your plan and try to keep it over a weekday this time. Let me know as soon as your itienerary is fixed and i will block bablu first of all.

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Dr.Ghosh,
The photograph of Collar Wali and her cub is just too good, especially with the collar not showing.
Nice sequence shot of the jackal deer encounter.
Regards,
Thank you sir. When are you coming sir ? The jungle habitants are surely missing your presence.

Here's today's installment:

Peek-a-boo - Tigress with a cub peeking from behind her
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Gurpreet's car with the community sticker
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.................................and the story continues.....

Dr. A Ghosh
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Tigress on the move with 3 cubs :
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More on the way.....
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Tigress on the move with 3 cubs :
Yo Doc! Is she taking them on a hunting class? Asked cause by the way that they are fanned out, it's like they are stalking a prey.
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Yo Doc! Is she taking them on a hunting class? Asked cause by the way that they are fanned out, it's like they are stalking a prey.
When I saw them , they had definitely not feasted for half day and were in a mood to kill, but you cannot generalise that they were going in for the hunt.

Infact whenever I have seen tigers enmass (mother with cubs) , I have seen the cubs to be in a similar formation around the mother.

Speaking of this sighting, after the entire family crossed the road, the cubs playfully chased a few deers.

Here's a shot :

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This was a fabulous sighting !

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Yo Doc! Is she taking them on a hunting class? Asked cause by the way that they are fanned out, it's like they are stalking a prey.
I dont think they were as her ears are not on the listenng mode and she is not concentrating on anything in front. Her entire body language would have been different if she was stalking or looking for a kill.

This is absolutely a leisure walk maybe to find water to relax in it!
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Hi Bhpians

First i would like to thank Dr Abheek for arranging all the stuffs .

We had a great time in pench .

I saw collarwali tigress with her 5 cubs and also baghinala tigress male cub .

Babloo was able to spot the baghinala cub , he is a great spotter must say .

But i was not able to capture the snap of baghinala's cub .

Here is my contribution to the pench thread .
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Here is Dr Abheek Ghosh gypsy , and its looks pretty hot with HRS alloys .
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On weekend i will posting the video of fight between a brave spotted deer and jackals .
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Abheek sir

Here is the snap which i only got of baghinala's cub on evening drive and also the turia gate during afternoon on last day .
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