Was the nesting in Boksar in 2008 a fluke occurrence???? Or has nesting been occurring in Boksar over the years prior to 2008 but was never observed or recorded?????
Setting out in the Park's inflatable with one of its tubes punctured I was a bit apprehensive at first of having a successful survey. However, Mr. Harish Dhyani, the boat operator for the day was as cool as a cat and swore by his inflatable and his boat operating skills, assuring me that all would be well.......with a little filling of air into the tube with the boat's foot pump......and that if anything untoward happened I was not to think about the Mugger Crocodiles in the water......not that I would have much to think about if the boat went under and I was grabbed by one of those muggers.....
|Gharial Nesting Habitat in Boksar|
|Gharial climbing activity on sand embankments in Boksar well past the known nesting season|
|Predated Gharial egg in Boksar|
|Gharial nest in Boksar predated by a monitor lizard|