Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sambar Stags in their winter best!

Winter is also the season for the handsome Sambar Stags to search, court and mate with the elusive females! Since they are Deer of the deep forest and essentially loners, they have to advertise their breeding condition and generally make theie presence felt to the receptive females. One of the ways the Stags do this is to wallow in mud and 'adorn' themselves in order to 'attract' and impress the females. Just look at this 'tall, dark and handsome' Kanha Stag!!

This young Stag actually does not have much of a chance among the big fellas..but why give up without trying at all, seems to be his policy!

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