You must have had excellent Diwali celebrations... You have just come back from the future ...
Thank you John!! Loved your back from the future comment, very apt. Now staying in the present for a bit more, Yes, Diwali is always special festival for us, lights, candles, sparklers, sweets, family bonding, cousins, relatives et all makes it a lovely festival. Plus my daughter is 7 years, so she is at the age where she wants to dress up. wants to involve her self in all the activities, enjoy lighting the candles and the sparklers and this year all her involvement made it even more special.
But, with all the loud crackers and fireworks (not even talking about the air pollution as yet) it makes it very difficult for the pet animals at home. The sound pollution is so bad that around Diwali time even the leopards go into hiding. None of our friends have spotted any leopard for the past one week or so. So I do feel for the animals.
Fascinating information Dkay. Thanks for posting.
Pleasure!! I am enjoying posting and re living the memories my self.
Now going back to the past:-
24th NOV, 2013
We had heard deer and blue bulls alarm calls many a times before. But today the intensity and the loudness of alarm calls were different. Both Spotted deer and blue bull herd had collected at one place and were screaming their lungs out and were slowly and collectively moving towards one place. It was complete mayhem as the alarm calls were loud, were shrill and every animal was literally crying out loud. A scene we had never witnessed before.
We decided to check out the place where the deers were looking at. Sure we saw a huge male sitting right on the track about 100 feet away from us. This male leopard we feel is the biggest and the most dominant in the area. We feel that all the sub adult cubs that we have seen are his. He also has blue eyes hence the blue eyes of the sub adults prove that he might be the father.
He sat there looking at us for about 10 minutes
But decided to disappear in the bushes later on
QUESTION : Do you guys feel that depending on the size of the predator hence the higher or lower threat level the intensity or the loudness of the prey alarm calls will increase or decrease? Will the prey react differently on seeing a sub adult leopard and on seeing a full blown big Male leopard?