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May 2023 - Week 4 Roundup


Stripe-necked mongoose

Sighted on: 23.May.2023

A Stripe-necked mongoose was spotted near a waterhole during the morning drive on 23rd May 2023. The Stripe - necked mongoose is a predator active during the daytime. They prey on frogs, crabs, mouse deer, black-naped hares, rodents, fowl, and reptiles. They are found in forested areas and avoid human-dominated areas. They usually inhabit riparian habitats or near abandoned tanks. While little is known about their reproduction habits, pups have been noticed in mid-May.

Content Creator / Photographer:

Vishnu Sadan



Sighted on: 24.May.2023

It had been quite a while since our last big cat sighting when on the evening of 24th May 2023, we chanced upon a tiger sitting out in the open close to the Bisalwadi waterhole. While the tiger was relaxing in the open it was too far away for me to be able to confirm its gender. However, I was able to capture a few good shots thanks to our new telephoto lens.

Content Creator / Photographer:

Shanmuga Kumar


Jumping Spider

Sighted on: 25.May.2023

A jumping spider was seen during the Night Trail on 25th May 2023. While these little leapers have certainly earned their names, they don’t just hop around because it’s fun. Jumping spiders use their legs to pounce on their prey, typically other insects. Amazingly, jumping spiders don’t have special leg muscles, like grasshoppers, to help them leap. Instead, they propel themselves by suddenly changing the blood flow in their body. When a jumping spider wants to soar, it contracts special muscles to increase blood flow to its legs. This makes the legs fully extend and sends the spider flying — sometimes as far as 50 times the spider’s body length.

Content Creator / Photographer:

Shanmuga Kumar

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