First Published : 22 Sep 2009 11:55:00
In a rare incident recently a tiger is reported to have killed a tusker in the Eravikulam National Park near Munnar, intriguing forest officials and wildlife enthusiasts alike. For tigers have never been known to attack elephants - let alone kill them - being physically no match for the pachyderms. Perhaps, this was a territorial feud - common in the wilds - and the tusker presumably was ailing and weak. Yet it's hard to imagine a tiger taking on an elephant and besting it.