As a general rule, tigers are sensible, cautious and skillful hunters. But they are also individuals and some can be unpredictable, even reckless. The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the largest cat species, most recognizable for their pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside.
At the end of the last glacial period about 20,000 years ago, the tiger was widespread from Eastern Anatolia Region and Mesopotamia, in Central Asia to eastern Siberia and South and Southeast Asia to the Indonesian islands of Java, Bali and Sumatra. Today, tigers are regionally extinct in Afghanistan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Pakistan and Singapore.
Sambar deer, chital, barasingha, wild boar, gaur, nilgai and both water buffalo and domestic buffalo, in descending order of preference, are the tiger’s favoured prey in Tamil Nadu, India. While gaur and sambar are the preferred prey and constitute the main diet of tigers in other parts of India. They also prey on other predators, including dogs, leopards, pythons, sloth bears, and crocodiles.
Nothing in the jungle is absolutely safe from attack. One morning in a patch of forest south of Dudhwa in Uttar Pradesh my assistant Druv Singh and I found evidence of a fight between a tigers and a python.
For 20 m (65 feet) or so, the loose sand on the track was scooped into ridges by the flailing of a large snake. On eithers side were hollows and scrapes where the tiger had thrust for purchase.
They seemed to have rolled off the track but further on the tigers’s footprints rejoined it and padded calmly into the distance. We searched the scanty undergrowth for the snake and after half an hour. Or so we found it 50 m (160 feet) from the battlefield. It was, or had been, a very big python 6m (20 feet) long.
Pythons that big are as rare as tigers and so, from a conservation point of view. It was a tragedy that the two had clashed. The snake’s head was partly crushed but it was still alive, even though the tigers had eaten half a metre (1% feet) of its tail, taken a scallop out halfway along its back and eaten another chunk from the back of its head.
We pulled some loose brushwood across so that it could not be spotted by vultures. Even though snakes have astonishing powers of recovery. I doubt that it survived. What puzzled us was why the tigers would have risked such a fierce fight for such a meafre meal. There have been anecdotal reports of leopards ripping open pythons that have just swallowed prey in order to eat the second-hand meal inside. But our python had not been eviscerated.
Since a big python is capable of taking a chital, it may be tigers treated the snake as a competitor. Or she may simply have had a taste for snakes and have been disturbed before she could finish her meal. Since forest offices reported having withnessed the end of the encounter.
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Posted by King Animal World on Friday, January 5, 2018