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Tiger diaries: A day in Spotty's life

July 27, 2018 09:31 IST

We'd asked you, dear readers, to share stories and photographs of the national animal.
Rediff reader Vijayarajan Muthu, 46, shares his story.

Vijayarajan Muthu spotted a tigress named Spotty at Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh.

She gets her name from the 'T' mark on her left eyebrow.

Here are some photographs:

Tiger Spotty at Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh, India

We were soaking in the sounds of the jungle when tigress Spotty appeared out onto the track, right in front of our safari to check us out before descending down a gorge, ever so gracefully. Photographs: Kind courtesy Vijayarajan Muthu

Tiger Spotty at Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh, India

A calm and relaxed Spotty snapped while scent marking during a stroll in her territory on a cold winter morning.

Tiger Spotty at Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh, India

Tigers love water and spend their time in and around small puddles that provide respite from the sweltering heat.
Here Spotty is seen chilling out on a hot summer morning.

Tiger Spotty at Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh, India

Contrary to popular belief, the success ratio of tigers successfully hunting down prey is a paltry 1:20.
Here Spotty is pictured dragging a carcass of a male spotted deer away from the prying eyes of scavengers.


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Disclaimer: The photographs featured in this series are, to the best of our knowledge, original entries submitted by readers. Rediff.com does not assume any responsibility for their originality.

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