|Peacock-India's national bird|
|THE MAJESTIC BENGAL TIGER|
|BRUSHING HIS TEETH?|
|STRETCHING FOR THE TREK|
|AT REST AGAIN|
|AND THE ANTELOPE PLAY|
Today we once again were sent out early this morning on another canter to search for tigers. We did find antelope and a small baby croc and several birds that we had not seen. We met some delightful women traveling throughout India on their own who wound up being our next door neighbors here. In fact, we have found several groups or twosomes of women traveling through this area of India. It is perfectly safe and a delightful place to vacation.
The afternoon adventure was a bird of a different color! We met two delightful couples-one from NYC and the other from Britain. The British couple is enjoying their sixteenth visit to India! We shared a jeep safari with these two couples all afternoon. Our guide was assuring us all along the way that he would find us a tiger for our final safari adventure. We stopped to introduce the British couple to the park animals along the way as we ventured deeper and deeper into the park. Passing several other jeeps also searching, we were diligent at the task at hand. Finally we pulled off the road onto a little overlook area and stopped for a minute. There in the river just below us was a large male tiger gnawing on a limb. He gave us a thrill and a little show as he relaxed and cooled himself in the afternoon sun. Then as we continued snapping photos, the guide suggested one gentleman get down to take better shots. When the tiger sensed his decent, he rose and slowly sauntered away from us. We continued snapping until he was out of range. Then our driver took a side road and reached the river crossing where he knew the tiger would head next. We beat him there by just a few minutes and enjoyed watching his approach. He once again sensed the other approaching jeeps and turned again. Our driver knew where to find him for a third time! We were satisfied with a wonderful viewing of God’s majestic Bengal tiger. Soon our NYC pediatrician will send us her snaps with a high powered zoom lens, but for now, you can enjoy our find along with us!