Monday, July 2, 2012

Our World- Scary visitors

 My daughter was watching the Euro 2012 football match a few nights ago, when she and her husband heard a growl.. They peeped out from the window and were thrilled to see a huge leopard in their car porch. And this happened in the IIT campus in Mumbai, which is adjoining the Borivili National Park. As they were watching the leopard, a second one sprang down from a tree nearby!
 After a lot of activity for the next two days by the forest guards, the big cats were persuaded to go back to the jungle from where they came.
Leopards, elephants and other wild animals are increasingly coming into cities because their habitat is being reduced constantly by greedy humans.
This is my contribution to Our World Tuesday.

8 comments:

  1. sad story, we don't realize how they must feel with their habitat being reduced.

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  2. Very exciting! Ive never been able to see a carnivore close up! Though we heard a lot of monkeys' panic calls on our trip to Kabini. But yeah, sad part is that their habitats are being reduced by humans...

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  3. It is sad to see there is such a loss of habitat for these beautiful animals. It would be exciting to see one, just not TOO close. Thanks for sharing your world. Have a great day!

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  4. That is a world wide problem, and needs to be dealt with. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  5. We have with elks, bears and wolfs the same problem...

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  6. Leopards in the garden? that's scary! Luckily they went back to forest!
    It's sad to hear about animals losing their habitat....

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  7. There were quite a few such cases in our city where leopards attacked people. Such a scary thing that sight must have been.

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