Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thursday Challenge - rare

Sambar and crocodiles relaxing in the same pond at the Mumbai zoo! A rare sight indeed!
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Sambar (also sambur, sambhur, Tamil: Kadaththi maan, Assamese: Xor Pohu), is the common name for several large dark brown and maned Asian deer, particularly for the Indian species (Cervus unicolor), which attains a height of 102 to 160 cm (40 to 63 in) at the shoulder and may weigh as much as 546 kg (1200 pounds), though more typically 162-260 kg (357-574 pounds). The coat is dark brown with chestnut marks on the rump and underparts. The large, rugged antlers are typically rusine, the brow tines being simple and the beams forked at the tip. In some specimens the antlers exceed 101 cm (40 in). Ref Wikipedia
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22 comments:

  1. How in the world does that work? What keeps the crocodiles from eating the sambar?

    Amazing!

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  2. Only in zoos will one see this scenarios! My entry is also on an animal in the zoo.

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  3. No swimming in that water! Yikes!

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  4. Wow! This is such a brilliant capture!

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  5. The crocodile probably had it's dinner already and is still feeling stuffed! :P

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  6. Fantastic shot, as always! Very interesting that they occupy the same space, apparently peacefully. Hmmm wonder if there's something there we humans could learn! Terrific post!

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  7. belle photo reportage, surprenant.......
    nice photograph report, being surprising .......

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  8. wow what a scene!But I think it's better to relax with at least one eye open! :)
    Cool shot
    Léia

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  9. Beautiful ! They must be friends or there is so much food that they don't have to eat each others :)

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  10. Are they trained to be friends? it's rare indeed!

    http://my-crossroad.com/2009/08/thursday-challenge-rare.html

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  11. Fresh food in the pound .... LOL
    Great action shot :)

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  12. Very rare! Fantastic shot:)

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  13. I guess since the crocs are kept well fed, there's no need for them to attack the Sambar. Humans could be this way too if we'd learn to share rather than steal.

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  14. There might not be a sambar for long, if that croc has his way! RARE for sure!

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  15. And the lion shall lay down with the lamb .. or something like that

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  16. I guess if you are well fed, you don't really need to look elsewhere for your meal....

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  17. Yes! That is a rare pic! Amazing work!!

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  18. I guess if you are well fed, you don't really need to look elsewhere for your meal....

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  19. And the lion shall lay down with the lamb .. or something like that

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