Mobile-wildlife conflict

Aneesh Sankarankutty

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The menace of mobile photography has reached new heights, with people approaching wildlife closely on foot to get photographs, unmindful of the dangers.

The increasing trend of mobile photography can be extremely stressful to animals and potentially dangerous for those taking the pictures. Here in the Anamalais, people started approaching this sambar stag with mobile phone cameras while he was waiting to cross the road. The situation is similar with all animals, including elephants. No wonder then that animals attack people! Of course they then get blamed for it.

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