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The Buck Stops...and Runs...at Maidanahalli

Maidanahalli

is home to the threatened animal, the

BLACKBUCK

Here's the stag ...front view:


blackbuck 011109 maidanahalli


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


white butt of black buck 011109

(those white things in the pictures are butterflies!)





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


buck running 011109


just looking at us rather alertly but enquiringly


blackbuck does 011109


Or just running across the landscape.






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

CHEQUERED KEELBACK



chequered keelback hunting frog 011109


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!





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