Friday, November 19, 2010

Have a Good Weekend

{And Beware the Landour Leopard}



Have a great weekend, nougats. We'll be packing (we move to Rajasthan next week!).

Oh, and a bit of gory local gossip: A leopard attacked and killed a dog in Landour the other night. We saw the kill zone, the dried pool of blood, all the matted hair, and the hundred-yard drip-trail where the cat carried her kill down the road. Carried, not dragged. This is one big kitty, you guys.

Addendum: This is the *third* dog to get mucked-out by a leopard in the past two weeks.

16 comments:

  1. Pretty painting! Sad story! But there is something very surreal about the idea of a kitty being big enough to carry it's dinner home, rather than drag it. Have a great weekend, Lily!

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  2. Pecking order poor things. Leopards gotta eat, too. Lovely little watercolor, bright and clear. Be safe, you two. Happy, Festive Thanksgiving, wherever you land!

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  3. oooooooo - so glad biscuit and dollzy are tucked away in NJ! those pups would be the FIRST to go as i know for a fact they are just delicious! have a great weekend and CALL YOUR BEST FRIEND. thank you.

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  4. Eeeeeeeesh. That's the stuff I couldn't deal with if I traveled like this.The stray dogs in Mexico make me cry. I bet that leopard is BEE-U-TIFUL though...

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  5. Stay inside. Those big cats mean business. And they are beautiful. Beautiful in their grace.

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  6. We saw the blur of a young leopard in the headlights of our car on our trip up the Assi Ganga a month ago...absolutely took my breath away. That said, I'm not about to mess around with any big cat after dark. Yikes!

    Have a great weekend, team!

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  7. So that's life...the leopard's just another (hungry) creature of our planet. Finally there are more dogs killed by human beings than by leopards, I guess. But take care, anyway! ;o)

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  8. Yikes! Sounds frightening. We saw a leopard in South Africa, but it was far away in a tree and it scurried away when it saw us. I'm looking forward to your posts about Rajastan.

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  9. oh, lily! i've just been enjoying your updates and photos so much. thank you so much for continuing to share, i hope the move goes well. i kind of can't believe you are leaving the nest.

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  10. unreal that leopards are roaming up there! your bird on the other hand, so pretty ;D looking forward to hearing bout rajasthan adventures next...

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  11. this is really beautiful ( - like the feather in the shot as well)


    hope things are going well over there for you guys.
    good luck with the move!

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  12. eep! That story gives me the heebees! You stay safe!

    Your bird is just lovely!

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  13. ok i'm NOT going to say what MY cats are thinking about how that story ended. except that you must not be in kansas anymore! nor soon even in the him-mall-ee-yas. (love how that's said.) i would have loved a fleeting glimpse of a wild cat from the safety of a moving vehicle.

    bonne route! just watched darjeeling limited again last night. looking forward to your version of same! happy thanksgiving to both! now moseying over to belatedly check your chandigarh post.

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  14. ok. chandigarh, yes! great post!!! that naan? yes. man.

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  15. I expected an interpretation of the kill in your sketchbook. Guess the bird makes for prettier subject matter. Lovely picture!

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  16. my heart goes out to the neighborhood dogs, but oh, i gasped aloud when i saw that leopard. that cat.

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