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Brigid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:53 PM
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Old but stunning video: Tiger vs Python
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 10:46 PM by Brigid
This looks to be from the 1930s. Film crew watches in horrified fascination as python and tiger fight it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFCcvZFP6D8
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:57 PM
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1. better:
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Brigid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:00 PM
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2. Yes, that's the one. I don't know what happened to mine.
Thanks. :)

Pretty tough fight, though, wasn't it?
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Flaxbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:27 PM
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3. I can't watch that. No way.
But could you tell me which one prevailed?
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Brigid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:31 PM
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4. The tiger.
But let me tell you, it was a close one. :scared:
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Flaxbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:34 PM
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5. how did it happen? Was the tiger hunting the python, or did
the python sneak up on the tiger and catch it unawares? And do we know if the tiger ate the python after the battle?

Damn. I'd have been heartbroken if the tiger lost though I know it's all just the food chain. I like snakes, generally, but pythons - all that squeezing - scare me. They have a perfect right to do what they do to survive, though.

Thanks for letting me know - ain't never gonna be able to watch that, but once I read the post I *had* to know. :)
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Brigid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:38 PM
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6. It looked to me like the snake was waiting in the bushes for prey,
and the tiger sort of stumbled into it. This was really quite remarkable footage for the time. Not all that many wildlife film crews around then, and the equipment was clumsy. The tiger did not eat the snake, and seemed to be quite shaken up, poor thing. :(
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Ron Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:42 PM
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7. "The URL contained a malformed video ID. Sorry about that."
That's what I found.
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Brigid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:47 PM
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8. Try this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFCcvZFP6D8

It looks like the 8 at the end somehow got left off.
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Ron Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:52 PM
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9. Thanks. That fixed it.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:42 AM
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10. Frank Buck staged most of this type of footage.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Buck_ (animal_collector)

I think I read that his crew located the snake which was torpid from having eaten and then groomed then cleared the area around it and set up cameras. It was near one of the only watering holes in the area, almost assuring that a tiger would eventually show up there.

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Brigid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:47 AM
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11. That snake didn't seem too torpid to me!
:scared:
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:29 AM
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12. They waited until the normal "food coma" wore off.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:20 AM
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13. I think if it were hungry/looking for food
the snake might have moved a bit quicker - especially when trying to coil around the tiger.
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