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    Quote Originally Posted by pangsida View Post
    I never thought I would have the chance to see a wild tiger in Thailand BUT I have!
    Stood 30 meters in front of me on a track in Thap lan park. I feel very lucky indeed.
    And you live to tell the story.

    Congratulations

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    Quote Originally Posted by pangsida View Post
    I never thought I would have the chance to see a wild tiger in Thailand BUT I have!
    Stood 30 meters in front of me on a track in Thap lan park. I feel very lucky indeed.
    When and how? This is worth a story by itself.

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    Hope its OK to put a link a link to my own website - if not I apologize and pls delete
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    Not allowed to post links...they are not real. The boss will chastise you for this.

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    You should post some of your 4wd trips here, I would like to see and read them.

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    Have deleted the link. But here is the text from the post

    "July 4th, 2009 at 11 minutes past 11 in the morning is going to stay in my mind for a longtime.

    Close the border of Pang Sida National Park and Thap Lan National Park I had my first encounter with a wild Thai tiger.

    The trip was intended to see how much of the old 3462 road was closed down 15 years ago - which I now know to be about 35 kilometers - in order to prevent further degradation of this natural area and world heritage site. The laterite track into Thap Lan mirrors the Pang Sida route in that its 25 km long BUT it is currently 4WD only from 15 KM and not drivable after 23 KM.

    And there it was, at an altitude of 538 meters, 24 kms in, walking nonchalantly up the track and giving me 10 seconds of full frontal before it looked up at me and disappeared into the undergrowth. Something I thought I would never have the chance to see, one of the 400 or so surviving tigers in Thailand and one of only 4 known in this area."

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    My Thai GF has a few of these plants at her farm near Bandung, E of Udon Thani.

    After setting up the traps we went back to camp.




    The roads are so gouged and torn up in the park. There is a village near the end of the park about 100km in. These people were here before the park was established and still get to use the roads. They are one of the main reasons the wildlife is disappearing due to poaching.




    I went back to the clearing I found and set up for some shots. I sat in the small indent between the roots on the left side of the pic.






    This is a pic of the small salt lick.






    Looking out from my spot.



    So I am sitting here near dusk and it is dark anyway due to the canopy. All of a sudden I here something coming towards me from behind. I have my back to the tree so I canít turn to see. At this point I am questioning whether or not I should have done this. I am alone and just saw tiger tracks. Out of the corner of my eye the animal starts to come into focus. It is a muntjac or barking deer; thank god. I try to turn slightly but it must have seen me and barks then runs off.




    I got a few shots but they were pretty blurry. The above photo I got off the net. They are small for deer; about the size of a large dog.






    After this I walked around. This is a pic of a Cycad, its one of the oldest plants in the world.





    This area had sink holes all over the place. I am not sure what caused them but it could be from the root system of long dead trees finally rotting away.





    These are some of the largest leaves in the world. I donít know what they are called but I have seen them all over Thailand.







    Although I have never seen them this big.








    These ones were about 6 foot long and 4-5 feet in width.






    It was getting dark now so I headed back to camp. Tomorrow weíll come back here to set up a camera trap.[/quote]

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    Their popular name is elephant ear plant.
    Dton hoo chaang.

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