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Predator wounded!


Predator wounded!
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Copyright: Karthek Krishnan (karthek) Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 13] (49)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-20
Categories: Mammals
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): BEST OF: Wild Dogs, Dholes, & False foxes 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-30 5:28
Viewed: 3990
Points: 5
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Wild dogs are masters in the art of predation. The dogs have developed some deadly attacking skills and are one among the most feared hunters in the wild. The dogs hunt in packs numbering between 5 -12, can exceed 20 also. Their technique is to go after the prey's legs and down them. Once the victim is down, the dogs rip and eat the prey even before it breathes its last.

This beautiful animal when sighted initially did not show any signs of any wound. It is only as we went close , we found a pinkish wound on his left foreleg just below the body. The wound does not seem to affect in any way , as I was able to see him run/walk quite efficiently. The only indication that he had a wound was, that he allowed the rest of the pack to move ahead of him while he rested a little too frequently. According to the tracker, who accompanied us, this fellow must have been gored by a spotted or sambar deer during a hunt.

A big thanks to Andrea, known as elefantino in TN who resized this picture, for me to upload it here.

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Hello Karthek, nice to see you posted the pic.
Hope you are satisfyed.

The pic is really interesting and hard to get in the wild.
They are really rare and shy animals.
And the moment you captured is also unusual.
Well done.

Andrea

Wonderful capture. Congrats.
Cheers

This is an interesting image as it shows a wound to this animal. Thank you for sharing this wonderful capture Karthek. :)

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