The Buck Stops...and Maidanahalli

November 5, 2009


is home to the threatened animal, the


Here’s the stag …front view:

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And the reverse (the, er, white butt of the black buck!)

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(those white things in the pictures are butterflies!)

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and it’s great to watch these beautiful mammals running full-tilt

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just looking at us rather alertly but enquiringly

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Or just running across the landscape.

As a kind of bonus at the fag end of the trip, Rajneesh spotted this


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with another snake (which we could not capture, it was underwater) it was hunting a frog…but nothing seemed to happen, and the only frog that we saw seemed to have got away!