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In the Sundarbans, Bengal tigers have been recorded eating snakes, including cobras, besides crocodiles! http://www.fao.org/3/a-am998e.pdf
   

"Tigers as well as estuarine crocodiles of the Sundarbans prefer snakes, even poisonous ones, as their prey. A tiger’s carcass was found in Netidhopani-I compartment on July 17th, 2009. In the post mortem of said male tiger, one king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) and one monocellate cobra (Naja naja) was found in the stomach in a semi-digested condition."
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@BorneanTiger :

About #1655: interesting ! It's the first time I read some cases of interaction between tigers and venomous snakes like king cobra.
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(05-24-2019, 10:31 PM)BorneanTiger Wrote: In the Sundarbans, Bengal tigers have been recorded eating snakes, including cobras, besides crocodiles! http://www.fao.org/3/a-am998e.pdf


"Tigers as well as estuarine crocodiles of the Sundarbans prefer snakes, even poisonous ones, as their prey. A tiger’s carcass was found in Netidhopani-I compartment on July 17th, 2009. In the post mortem of said male tiger, one king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) and one monocellate cobra (Naja naja) was found in the stomach in a semi-digested condition."

...Fish, crabs, turtles too.
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(05-25-2019, 05:19 AM)Rishi Wrote:
(05-24-2019, 10:31 PM)BorneanTiger Wrote: In the Sundarbans, Bengal tigers have been recorded eating snakes, including cobras, besides crocodiles! http://www.fao.org/3/a-am998e.pdf


"Tigers as well as estuarine crocodiles of the Sundarbans prefer snakes, even poisonous ones, as their prey. A tiger’s carcass was found in Netidhopani-I compartment on July 17th, 2009. In the post mortem of said male tiger, one king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) and one monocellate cobra (Naja naja) was found in the stomach in a semi-digested condition."

Fish, crabs, turtles too.

As concerns fish and crabs, no wonder...
As concerns turtles, ok too... Because I believed for a long time that, according to Varty, tigers were able to break the turtle's shell with their jaws, unlike the lion. But Varty was wrong. After all he isn't a biologist, only a film maker, and a biased film maker :

https://wildfact.com/forum/topic-lion-pr...e#pid66704

By the way, in terms of size, fishs, crabs and turtles are small preys for an adult tiger. Cobra too, but nevertheless, here is an account that tigers kill some venomous snakes for eating them.
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The tigress sat in the great grass at Ambezari for close to an hour, biding her time and waiting for darkness to envelop the land.
The sambhar, unaware and nonchalant, continued feasting on the algae that abounds these lakes all year round.
But, a few minutes before sundown, as the water birds made their final foray before retiring for the night, the tigress lost patience and charged. The sambhar stag, just in the nick of time saw a bolt of orange thunder toward him. The supremely lucky stag escaped that evening!
The thrilling chase lasted for a few quick seconds but made the afternoon's wait worth every penny!
What scenes!

Choti Madhu, the princess of the buffer | Tadoba, winter 2018-19.


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Abhay Joshi‎ in Facebook group Indian Wildlife Photographers
Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve.
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Tigress feeding on her gaur kill on safari path.

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 Safariwale-Tiger making kill today morning front of tourist at ranthambhore

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Exclusive Footage ?Tiger AND ITS KILL (Bison can be an natural death as well **)

My 24 hours of 3 Safari Story at Bandipur Tiger Reserve ,Karnataka India . Day 1 When we were on a wildlife safari early morning at 6:30am IST in Bandipur , We were so vlose to Tiger but before even i click my shutter tiger vanished looking at us and we waited for 2 hours but no use , returned back in noon and again waited for 2 hours but no use we had to return back with no spotting , very next day i planned an strategy to ensure we go back to the same spot but very carefully asked the Jeep Driver to drive very slow and off the engine before 500 meters as it was slope and we reduce the noise that's when i got this frame very close . what an fantastic day it was with perfect shutter lock. photo taken on May 09 2019 .

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MOP : May 2019
Location : Kabini, Karnataka , India

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mate of fateh with nilgai bull video by Akbar Ali Basha‎ 
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Tigers killing and eating elephants in Corbett National Park: Govt study reveals worrying phenomenon (Please overlook the Yellow Journalistic headline... it's India)

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi Last Updated at June 16, 2019 14:50 IST

Tigers have been found to be killing elephants, mainly young ones, in the famed Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand and in a few cases eating them too, according to an official study.
The findings, which is a part of the study conducted by the park authority, signals a worrying trend in wildlife as tigers usually don't eat elephants, wildlife experts say.

A total of nine tigers, 21 elephants and six leopards were found dead from 2014 to May 31, 2019, due to infighting and clashes over issues related of mating, according to the study.
"Out of the total 36 cases for the three species, 21 were reported in case of wild elephants alone. However, a very surprising aspect was that around 60 per cent of wild elephant death cases (13) were due to attack by tigers mostly on young ones," it said.
Senior IFS officer and in-charge of the national park, Sanjiv Chaturvedi said the phenomenon of tigers eating elephants is rare.
"One of its reasons could be that tigers need comparatively less amount of efforts and energy in killing an elephant as against that needed in hunt of species like Sambhar and Cheetal. Killing an elephant results in large quantum of food for them too," said Chaturvedi, director of the park.

He said the national park has a unique ecosystem as there are 225 tigers and around 1,100 wild elephants, whereas other national parks like Ranthambore, Kanha and Bandhavgarh mainly have tigers.
Even in cases where elephants were killed in infighting, tigers were found eating their body parts, the study said.
This peculiar aspect of tiger-elephant conflict needs to be studied in further details, it added.
"Regarding remaining cases of death of wild elephants, it was mostly because of fight due to issue of mating," the study said.

In case of tigers, total number of deaths during the five years period was nine and out of these, 80 per cent (seven) cases were due to infighting, the study said.
From the analysis of case reports and sample sites, these were found to be primarily due to territorial fights or mating issues, it said.
Tigers have very strong territorial instincts and this emerged as one of dominant causes of infighting deaths.
In this regard, detailed study about extent of average territorial area, moving pattern and adequacy of present tiger reserve are to be studied in further details, the study suggested.

The remaining 20 per cent death cases were found to be because of fight with wild boars and porcupines, it said.
In case of leopards, there were six deaths because of infighting. Of these, two third cases were due to attack by other carnivore species.
"Out of four cases, in two cases, there were definitive evidences of killing by tigers but in rest of two cases, exact identity of attacking species is yet to be established. This aspect of tiger-leopard conflict is to be further studied in details. In remaining one third cases, it was because of mutual infighting among themselves," the study said.

The study was conducted in wake of death of a tigress on May 27, 2019, because of infighting.
"The recent case of tigress appears prima facie due to forced mating attempts by a dominant male tiger, resulting in fatal spinal injuries," it said.
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Not surprised to hear, those corbett males are monsters. Just wondering are there any specifics on the ages of the young elephants? Also is "mostly on young ones" quantified in any way? Or is the info in the article all we know of now?

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( This post was last modified: 06-18-2019, 05:28 AM by Rishi )

(06-18-2019, 03:30 AM)Sully Wrote: Not surprised to hear, those corbett males are monsters. Just wondering are there any specifics on the ages of the young elephants? Also is "mostly on young ones" quantified in any way? Or is the info in the article all we know of now?

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No man, nothing else... Only the same story being posted by several newspapers.
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