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. Read morePosted in Carnivore, Nature, Predators, Reptiles | No Comments
Kabini! An ancient land moulded by modernity but also strangely left untouched by it. The name says it all – an anglicised version of a word that takes one back centuries into ancient India– Kapila! And like ancient India this is a land of myths, legends, history and pristine wilderness. A place where sages were born and mythical characters sought and found refuge.
In this Blog on Kabini we take you on a long and leisurely journey, much like the meandering Kabini River, through this ancient land which has been witness to mainstream and tribal synergy with a dash of colonial legacy thrown in for good measure. And as fellow travelers we invite you to share your own experiences of this journey of discovery.
This is a unique specimen and a favourite of mine. I consider her (I always think of them as female, and I am sure that so will you once I finish describing them) the supermodel of Kabini, the showstopper of showstoppers. Beautiful, slender, graceful and like all things beautiful, a joy to watch. Read morePosted in Nature, Reptiles | No Comments
To continue from where we left off, we pride ourselves and rightly so, on the diversity of choice when it comes to our offerings to our guests, and snakes are no exception. However, have you ever heard of a blind snake? Yes you read right, I said blind snakes. Read morePosted in Nature, Predators | No Comments
The Dholes or the Wild Dogs are one of the carnivorous mammals that do not belong to the cat family and are also much smaller in size and strength. Yet the level of confidence that the dholes carry around is immense. It is much mightier than that of the leopard or the tiger. Read morePosted in Carnivore, Mammal, Nature, Predators | No Comments
The owl and the bumble bee are classic examples of why Science is not always right. Going by the laws of Physics and concept of flight, the shape of the Bumble bee or the owl are the least suited to flight and by the books, their anti-aero foil shape will simply not permit them to fly. Read morePosted in Birds, Nature, Predators | No Comments
The next snake that was ‘served up’ was the Common Vine Snake. Despite its name, it’s not a snack that is served with wine but a snake in its own right. Though I must admit its spelling really opens up a host of possibilities. It’s a blessing that our roadside eateries are unaware of it. Can you imagine the sign “Warning – Common Wine Snacks!”at a hotel? Read morePosted in Nature, Reptiles | No Comments
The one fact that never fails to amaze any nature enthusiast is the beautiful art of coexistence amongst the species in the forests. They exhibit a wonderful balance that can easily go unnoticed if not observed carefully. Read morePosted in Herbivores, Mammal, Nature | 1 Comment