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Tough Guys

Vikram Nanjappa

In my last post, I introduced you to the supermodel of Kabini, and I hope you enjoyed meeting her. While I appreciate all kinds of snakes and people (it take all sorts to make a world), there are a few types around whom I tend to mind my p’s and q’s.

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The Spotted Cat and the Woods

Kolappa Venkatesh

  A little luck is what we need to have special sightings, and I had one as I took a group of guests on one of the morning safaris recently. The mornings are misty these days, and when the sun hits the jungle, it runs its rays through it.

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Posted in: Destination Wildlife

All About Antlers…

Sunny Patil

Nagarhole National Park is home to four species of deer. The smallest one is the Mouse Deer, and the largest the Sambar deer. In between, we have the Spotted Deer (Chital) and the Barking Deer (Muntjac).

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Posted in: Destination Wildlife

It was a slightly humid afternoon, and I was with 16 guests during the vehicle safari. It was just a few minutes past our entry into the national park. As the vehicle was cruising gently in the track, my driver Lokesh exuberantly called out, “Tiger Tiger”, and we looked in the direction his index finger…

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Posted in: Destination Wildlife

Tracking a Leopard…

Pranad Patil

While commencing the safari on a winter afternoon, I could tell that it was a lot hotter compared to the past couple of days. Hence my plan was to check all the waterholes in the forest. All the animals would be compelled to come out to drink water during the heat of the day, and…

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Posted in: Destination Wildlife

The Tryst with the Tiger

K Shanmugakumar

Most of the people on a wildlife safari expect to see a Tiger in each safari. On that day, the same thing happened to me as well when I asked my guests what they were hoping to see. When we entered the forest, we hardly found any animals.

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Posted in: Destination Wildlife

The Giants Are Back!

Kolappa Venkatesh

The rains are over at Kabini. It was indeed a rare sighting to spot elephants during the safaris by boat or jeep, as the bushes had overgrown. Thanks to the monsoon, much vegetation was available for the grazing animals.

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Posted in: Destination Wildlife

Winter Delights

Sunny Patil

Usually, the summer months are considered to be the best months for sighting big cats, including Leopards. Their search for water, coupled with sparser vegetation makes it easier to spot these cats. So sighting a Leopard during the winter months is very exciting.

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Posted in: Destination Wildlife

Signs and Omens – 1

Vikram Nanjappa

Why is it that people who live close to nature are superstitious? Most people these days look down on superstition as if it was an affliction of a diseased mind. However, I find myself in disagreement with them as I have my fair share of ‘good signs’ and ‘bad omens’.

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