Safari-3: Morning, 16th May 2011
We got allotted same route as yesterday (Rt-1) morning and again we saw several wild-boars, Gaurs, Jackals and hundreds of Spotted Deer everywhere we went today.
A family of jackals were running around and playing ........ on a grassy meadow, near the backwaters
A Bison (Gaur) and her calf
We immediately went to Ali-Katta camp and booked the last 'token' for the elephant safari (Rs 200/- head). We the drove to the elephant boarding point, which was about 200M from the Tigress and her kill near a stream depression.
Ali-Katta Camp site
By the time we reached and our turn came, the Tigress and the cubs had finished their "lunch" (rear half of a big Neelgai) and were resting in nearby shady spots. We did manage to get close (5M) to the tigress on elephant back and took some clear pictures. The cubs were lying around at some distance in shady lantana shrub-cover.
Another shot of the two sleeping cubs
A Closer look at the awake cub
Safari-4: Evening, 16th May 2011:
We went to Baghini-Nalla site as we heard that the Baghini Tigress had been spotted there around 3:30PM. But by the time we reached there, the tigress had withdrawn into a hidden shelter, beyond a low ridge, seeing the noisy crowds in many jeeps.
Our driver Bablu said she has to come out from that hiding place and so we waited for two hours ... Thinking she may reappear, as most of the jeeps had gone away. But no luck till 6:30PM the closing time of park, was near. Bablu said we will try this area again tomorrow; but we must come early as the first jeep to arrive here.
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