Saw these kids trying to catch fish from the river in Borivali National Park. This time I was with my dad and mom. My dad helped them catching few in a plastic bag, while I took their snaps. These three Musketeers lived inside national park in the local village.
Borivali National park rule states that no outsider is allowed after 6pm and one has to leave through its gate. But the local tribe they don’t have to, its their home. In fact they go outside for essentials and their children for schools which is just outside the park.
An unfortunate thing we learned from them was that one of these guys had a little sister, which was attacked by leopard. Irony was that this story was told to us by one of his friend in a very casual way as if it’s a daily affair.
Growing urbanization around the national park is a sensitive issue which is fought by national park authorities and its insiders like humans and animals alike. Wild animals like leopards keep a vigil near human settlements where there are chances of getting food. They look for small animals like dogs, cattle or poultry. But in some unfortunate events attack unsuspecting humans or a child mistakenly.
The endless craving of human to conquer everything that comes its way from mother nature is the thing responsible for such incidents. When we will realize that going with the nature and not against is the only way to survive. hope this fact is understood by everyone and very soon or otherwise it will be too late.