The friend persisted " All that sounds great, but I don't think I have patience". The funny thing was that my friend is actually a very patient person. She is a typical wonder woman who works, bakes, reads, takes care of her family and runs marathons. As for me, anybody that knows me well will tell you that I am very impatient. I have known to give many a hospital staff lectures on how my time is just as precious as the doctor who makes me wait an hour every single time. It got me thinking that maybe patience is not infinite and very subject specific. The husband who is super patient with our 4 year old will be ready to chew your ear off if you cut lines in a store or honk at him when the traffic signal is red. My father, who is the all time king of patience (trust me, I tested it multiple times) can get irritated with my mom for no reason.
Tigers do not roar to scare animals (counter intuitive) but they roar to warn other tigers not to enter into their territory. The tigress, then waded into the water and started moving. I was squealing with joy the entire time. The smiles on our faces were as wide as can be. It sat in the water for a little bit and then started coming out. By this time the langur family got petrified and started giving alarm calls. The tiger came out of the water and started climbing uphill.
As I was saying "Holy crap...i think it is coming right at us", it did, much to our delight. Saru said " Once it comes close, my lens won't work, so you start clicking". It came so close that I could click a full frame picture with my phone camera. He then walked towards the jeep path and was headed down. We started the jeep and slowly followed. It kept looking back to make sure we were maintaining distance and we were. A Sambar deer woke up to the danger and started calling loudly (i took this video just to record the call). By now other jeeps must have heard the alarm calls and they came up the path and found themselves right in front of the tiger. They slowly reversed their jeeps while the tiger followed.
Samar Deer Alarm Call