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Visit to the crockadile bank !

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Some more crock stills that was missed in the previous uploading sessions !  :)

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Kris  :)

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Now lets see some of the turtles & tortoise in their collection...

couples discussing.. :D

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the rugby footbal team is talking startergies..

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this guy is kooling off his head !  :P

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Love,

Kris.

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ruskinPalms

Kris, those are very nice shots. I love the turtle shots at the end :)

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(ruskinPalms @ Nov. 18 2007,22:53)

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Kris, those are very nice shots. I love the turtle shots at the end :)

Thanks :)

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Now lets see some more stills of the turtle species in that place..

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Love,

Kris  :)

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A love lost fellow !  :P

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Love,

Kris  :)

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amazondk

Those are great pictures Kris. Do they eat the turtles in India?  Around here they are a favorite for the BBQ.

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Kris

Dear Don  :)

Here turtles are not auspicious creatures it goes even for the black pigs..so as for my knowlegde goes here in south india

nobady eats but live star tortoise is smuggled to singapore & malayasia..

Love,

Kris  :)

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Kris

Dear Friends  :)

As i have promised earlier that i will cover this crocodile bank once again in a indepth fashion with all stills and notices,tabloids..etc.i had to visit this area.since i had to go with my mom along with my wife Ani,since she had prayed to god here that if her son agrees to marry,she will bring me to this temple for the blessing of that vishnu god which is situated in a place called thirumanam cherry which is situated on the way to Mahabalipuram & pondecherry highway.that high way is called as E.C.R (East Coast Road)..

So the following stills will cover even things that was not seen in the earlier stills,i hope you all enjoy it as much as i love travelling to those places personally..

Love,

Kris  :)

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Here are few maps for you to follow the region where i hail from..

this a map of Tamil nadu and its state capital is chennai but fews years back it was called as Madras..

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Kris  :)

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Now to the map of chennai city _

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Love,

Kris  :)

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Now lets begin with the tour shall we..!  :P

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Kris  :)

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our first stop was to that Tirumanam Cherry Temple...

this is the enterance of the temple_

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this is inside the temple complex_

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Having some refreashing drink,getting our batteries charged for the long tour..

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Now we went to that temple tank area..

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Here i found a man feading the fishes in the tank with rice barn & grains..

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As this guy was feeding the fishes,gradually some local goats came to him and waiting for their turn..!  :D

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these are the goat's i was talking about..

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this how the pond looked...!

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Lets look at the pond closer...

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Some lotus growing here & there..

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Now we started moving out from the temple to the main high-way corridor and the arch way seen is the temple area limit !

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Here is a still of  women selling tender coconuts,they were let hanging in the tree trunk..

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This is the hoarding explaining about the temple & its heritage..etc.

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Lovely pine trees seen near the east coast road_

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Some Palmera trees for palm lovers..

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One more still of a baby palmera tree..

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After 5 minutes of travelling we finially arrived at the Madras crocodile bank..

here in this still you can see our folks are all getting ready to enter this park !

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Hordings seen out side the main gates_

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these guys are nomadic travellers who hunt birds & squrieals for their livelyhood..

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this is the bus stop for this crocodile bank_

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A marker billboard for area identification for fast travelling tourists..

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Walter John

Did you see any of this Kris ?

bit of croc porn I saw last week at Crocodylus park near Darwin.

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Some of the hoardings seen out side the main area..

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The rates for entry into this crock bank !

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One more person belonging to the same nomadic group selling plastic beads and cataput equipement..

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Walter John

Nobody seems to be happy, except the crocs, they have a lovely smile.

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Dear Wal  :)

Thanks for the still,its the most relevant still for this coverage.. :)

Now lets go inside and you can see my folks are very eager to enter this park... :P

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that's the ticket counter & my little brother is signalling me to move on fast.. ???

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Some more hoardings..

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Hoardings...continued !

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Love,

Kris  :)

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Herbal health care center and they have few products for sale.

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Now lets enter the snake depository_this has a vast collection of local snakes & here even the venom is regularly extracted to make Anti venom..

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Now to billboards & hoardings..

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This is the stock list of the snakes inside this area..

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these pots all host variety of snakes_

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the guys seen in these pictures were curiators,explaining about the snakes and do belong to that community of Irula's..

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the rounded & thick looking snake is the Russel Viper and the other one is the rat snake..

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And i must say that the most noisiest snake in that park will be the russel viper since it was making noise of pressure cooker while the rat snake was crossing it..

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Now to the king cobra (Nala Pambu) a young one ofcourse..

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This guy is a snake catcher and is also a curiator of this park,and i was impressed with his work and lecture..!

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The guy seen in this still was extracting snake venom from those snakes living in that earthern ware pots..

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An intreasting billboard explaining about the sanke varities avaliable in indian villages..

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the Russel viper on the move..

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the red ice box that you see is the container where they store the Venom for the moment_

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the old skin of a cobra,they tend to shed their old skin may be once a year and they grow big in this fashion..

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Hoardings..the place where we are seeing the snakes kept in pots..

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Snakes getting readied for venom removal_

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Venom romoval process being demonstrated live to the audiance..

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One after the other those snakes that are due to this schedule were are picked up one by one..!

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Let see what is inside the plastic container..

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Some close-ups !  :)

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A macro shot... :P

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this guy was explaining things step by step to us..

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Now to snake pictures..

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this is the cobra..

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Billboard explaining about the snakes and the symptoms..

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Within the Snake park section there is a temple built for the snake gods..and hindu mythology gives lots of signifence to snakes in referance to progeny & also to the new born's longivity !

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That's me and my wife in front of this temple.

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Love,

Kris  :)

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