'proverbial tiger shot' ! NOT easy to get, poor as it is. This
tiger could have eaten us had it decided to turn and attack our
At one spot there were peacock feathers scattered on the road and I asked the driver for one. He hesitated, stopped the jeep, quickly opened his door and grabbed one, then speeded off! Tigers are dangerous and he was not going to forget that.
tiger photo was taken on my third venture into the Ranthambore Wildlife
park in eastern Rajastan, by jeep. I reached this tiger park after
futile efforts at the Jim Corbett Park to get in to see a tiger
(the monsoon came a week early and the park roads were flooded out).
the monsoon came a little early travel in Rajasthan was possible,
for awhile. The early monsoon turned out to be a false alarm and
the intense heat returned while I was in Bharatpur visiting the
Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary. What intense heat, it was hard to even
leave Bharatpur while it was sooo very hot. The forests I have visited
in India are filled with wild peacocks.