w w w . i n d i a w i l d s . c o m
home
about Sabyasachi Patra
diary
forums
image gallery
contact IndiaWilds
Home
About
Diary
Forums
Gallery
ContactUs
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Secrets of Rogue Teenage Tusker

  1. #1
    Join Date
    14-04-13
    Location
    Dubai, UAE
    Posts
    808

    Default Secrets of Rogue Teenage Tusker

    Secrets of rogue teenage tusker caught in camera - the mere presence of a tusker (not seen in this image) changed the behavior of this rogue teenage male and sends the upstart slinking into bushes, his testosterone levels temporarily dropped to his socks. The young male lost all the physical characteristics advertising musth and rushed to maintain distance.

    Nikon, Nikor 70-200 F 2.8, Shot @ 200 mm F 6.3, ISO 320, 1/320s. Corbett Tiger Reserve
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  2. #2
    Join Date
    24-11-08
    Location
    New Delhi
    Posts
    15,480

    Default

    Nice image of a budding tusker. How do you know it is a rogue?

    P.D. Stracey in his book elephant gold writes: "the Indian term for any unexplainable behaviour on the part of a man or animal is pagla, meaning mad and I do not think the term should be applied to animals, even in the case of a musth elephant, as the various forms of true insanity are confined to Homo sapiens. I believe, however, that all cases of assaults and sudden killings by domesticated elephants are either associated with the condition of musth or must be attributed to some provocation." (page 58)
    http://www.indiawilds.com/diary/elep...y-p-d-stracey/

    Cheers,
    Sabyasachi

  3. #3
    Join Date
    14-04-13
    Location
    Dubai, UAE
    Posts
    808

    Default

    Dear Sabyasachi,
    Thanks for your comment.
    My understanding of rogue in context of an elephant or other large wild animal that is living apart from the herd and having savage or destructive tendencies is called rogue. "Rogue" to my understanding is not "Mad" but a "Mischief Maker" "Terror" "Horror".
    Regards
    Debasis Bose

  4. #4
    Join Date
    24-11-08
    Location
    Bangalore
    Posts
    15,134

    Default

    Liked the display of Corbett habitat. Nicely captured. Thanks for sharing.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    27-05-11
    Location
    Salt Lake, Kolkata
    Posts
    4,223

    Default

    Lively and lovely image with Corbettscape. The young bull is gaining in height and substance, which is very clear in the photograph but I am not sure whether it might have attained the age of breeding (20). Attitude of one bull towards the other can not be predicted before long period (months/years) of observation. Thanks for sharing. SaktiWild

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •