We were driving along in the coolness of the sal when C said he thought he spotted a tiger crossing the path. We sped up to where he thought he saw it, but there was nothing to see but dense undergrowth. No sooner had we set off then the alarm calls from the barking deer were heard coming anxiously and frequently. So there was no doubt there was a tiger- the only question was where ??
A group climbed up an observation tower and kept watch but we all failed to see the tiger. We decided to go for lunch and a rest at a nearby forest lodge. In the afternoon we asked our driver to return to the observation tower. The tiger had been sighted but had moved off. We were a little disappointed as were a couple of cars in front of us who sped off. We rounded the corner to follow them and out of the corner of my eye I caught sight of this lean, young male who was having a well earned rest. By that time we were the only car there so we sat and watched him happily till he tired of us and moved into the undergrowth.
This cheeky little monkey was leaving no footprints but plenty of banana skins.