Saturday, August 11, 2012

Amber waves of Grain

The Tiger

(Narration by Morgan Freeman)

This elusive Tiger crouches down in the tall grass.

She travels this route daily but today she is hungry so she stops and waits patiently.

Easily recognized by its coat of reddish-orange with dark stripes, the tiger is the largest wild cat in the world. 

They are mostly nocturnal and are ambush predators that rely on the camouflage their stripes provide. 

The powerful predator generally hunts alone, able to bring down much larger prey than themselves.

  The tiger sprints to the unsuspecting prey. 

Tigers occupy a variety of habitats from tropical forests, evergreen forests, woodlands and mangrove swamps to grasslands savannah and rocky country.

Tigers that live in cold northern areas are usually bigger and heavier than those that live in tropical habitats. 

A tiger's roar can be heard as far as two miles (three kilometers) away.

And can retract its claws as it walks, leaving no claw marks in its tracks.

 Next time you ride by tall grassy pasture land, beware, someone or something may be stalking you.