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Vikram Gupchup
23-06-2009, 08:18 AM
This is from long time ago. film days.
Near our farm used to be a small sacred grow of old Jamun trees . The trees had a lot of hollows which were the preferred nesting places of these parakeets.

I went to check after hearing a lot of commotion , and found that there was this rat snake high up in the tree systematically checking out each and every hollow. a pair of parakeets was giving it a tough fight.

AB Apana
23-06-2009, 08:33 AM
Very interesting Vikram. We've all heard of this but this is the first picture I have seen. Any more from the series?


Abhishek Jamalabad
29-06-2009, 03:09 PM
What happened then?

Vikram Gupchup
02-07-2009, 08:19 PM
Since this is in the film era.... no more shots.
What happened next? well, nothing dramatic ... none of the hollows was occupied,yet the rat snake searched 4-5 hollows, the birds were constantly mobbing it.It finally got fed up and dropped to the ground and disappeared in the leaf litter.