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travelingteachrz posted a topic in Your VideosHey everyone, New to Safaritalk. I have a nice collection of videos from multiple trips to Kenya, South Africa, India, and Belarus (yes, lynx and wolf there). We had an insane sequence a couple months ago in the Mara. Blackie and Lipstick are involved. This video features it at the beginning: Enjoy! If you are interested in any of our other videos, click here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6QF9c_66AVy2c58fdZ8AnQ/videos
9th April 2011. In the morning safari some jeeps saw a pair of tigers walking from Ranthambhore national park towards the Kalapani anicut in the Kundaal valley at the edge of the national park. In the evening we found the mating tigers (T24 male and T39 female – both young adults) in a rocky plateau across the Kalapani anicut. The plateau had a short grass cover and some low trees. The sun was behind the tigers and the back light was very strong. Most of the time the tigers were in the shade and were no good for photography. After about half an hour the tigress suddenly got up and started stalking towards the edge of the plateau. A mother bear with two small cubs riding on her back was walking towards the mating pair of tigers and the tigress had gone to confront them. By the time the bear realized that there were tigers close by, the tigress had got very close to them. That’s when the mother became aware of the tiger’s presence. The bear appeared to be in serious trouble and we expected the bear to bolt away but the bear had other plans. The bear cubs flattened themselves on the mother’s back while the mother charged at the approaching tigress. I don’t think that the tigress expected the bear to charge and tried to get out of what was by now a messy situation for both of them. The bear blocked the tiger’s path and stood up on her hind legs to confront the tigress. By this time the tigress desperately wanted to get out of the confrontation and kept backing off. T 39 in a young tigress who probably did not have the experience to take on a desperate mother. The bear started screaming loudly and got increasingly aggressive. Soon there was a loud slanging match between the two, which the bear won. The tigress beat a hasty retreat while the bear stood her ground. By this time the male tiger who was observing the drama from a little distance decided to get involved. T 24 is about 4 years old and had just come into dominance. We were worried for the bear. We had seriously underestimated the power of an angry mother. T 24, the young male star of southern Ranthambhore, could not even budge the bear. These two had another loud slanging match that went in the bear’s favour. T 24 soon realized the fury of an angry mother and started backing away from a now “one sided” fight and did not stop till he reached a safe distance. All this happened in exactly two minutes and 10 seconds. When the clock started it seemed that the mother bear had got herself into a very dangerous spot. In ten seconds she had taken control and two minutes later she had forced two tigers to back off. The victor walked off leaving behind two sheepish cats. Pardon the large watermarks but these pictures have been downloaded and used by far too many people / agencies without any credit.
Many of you may have already seen, but thought I would share it here as well https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10200102474256963&set=vb.436854826380977&type=3&theater Seems I cant attach a Video into the post The Video has been showed on NatGeo Caught in the Act and show to Brown Hyena involved in a dominance display. It was taken at Nossob Camp in Kgalagadi. My brother and I were heading to bed but before that, we thought we would check out the waterhole and it was on our way back from the hide that we first head the shrieking, we ran to the hide again and witnessed this awesome display of dominance, the fight lasted over 10 minutes and certainly was a once in a lifetime sighting.
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