Saturday, August 28, 2010

Weekend Reflections-Danger Lurks Within

This is a shot of Mumbai's Powai Lake, which I took in May . It looks so peaceful, but a hidden danger lurks within.The lake is the home of many fish, water birds , crocodiles and other aquatic animals. Fishermen come to the lake in the early morning, and row into the lake in their makeshift car-tyre canoes to fish. Yesterday I heard a shocking news. A young man who was fishing in a canoe suddenly shouted for help. In a scene reminiscent of 'Jaws', he was dragged down deep into the waters by a crocodile. Although his companions immediately rushed to his help, they could do nothing. His mangled, half eaten body was found later in the day, where the croc had hidden it.
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10 comments:

  1. Sounds like a amazing place to be, and one I'd love to see....but one where I'd be careful to explore:)

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  2. It is a beautiful place, but what terrifying, tragic thing to have happen. Terrific capture as always! Have a lovely day and weekend!

    Sylvia

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  3. A tragic story attached to this beautiful scene! Lovely soft reflection of the mountain in the water!

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  4. As always, such incident will spark an all out effort to catch the "guilty" crocodile, over here in Malaysia. I am imagining, what would the crocodiles say about men getting into their pond, catching their fish, getting into the habitat and world.... Sharing is never easy, difficult when we were young, and still difficult when we are much older.

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  5. Thanks for the warning and th lovley picture... As we say in France : "Ne réveillons pas l'eau qui dort"...

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  6. Rohrerbot, I thought it was a nice place too, but looks can be deceptive.
    Sylvia, yes, it was very tragic for the young fisherman's family.
    Gemma, thank you for your visit.
    Bangchik, I feel the same way about it. The lake was a habitat of crocodiles and water birds for centuries, and now the city of Bombay has come to encroach on it.
    'Tsuki, thanks for your visit.

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  7. It's a beautiful scene. I spent some time in Mumbai and didn't see this place - is it close to the city?

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  8. Great reflections!
    Happy weekend.

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  9. The lake is an artificial lake..

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