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#16 Aug 24th, 2005, 16:59
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I have been digging very diligently for information into the last remnants of Tibetan plateau falling on India side, except seasonal herdsman there is nothing, wild horses seem out of blue, unless they are lost or turned loose for little frolic in sun, even khampas don’t roam there anymore due to modern influence and changed life style. seems very unlike that a bunch of free wild horses will just buck around for fun here, westward there is no exit except hit zanskar, east is Tibet and south is as impenetrable unless they know road signs and read BRO 'quote of the day' boards.

Bharal, Thar and Ibex do not get classified as ‘Deers’ in whole of Himalayas. Please do not lump together facts and information many are going to read, it is better to cull completely what you may not know about. Loose information like ‘deers in alchi’ can make first timers believe that alchi have deers (wrong actually) and old timer wild life lovers will be at wits end to know the sudden presence of wild horses in moray and deers in alchi whereas even the present bharal or ibex is yet to be classified if they are full antelope or relative of a goat.
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Just updated road conditions and accurate distances and ideal itenanery in the original post. Now, it's fairly comprehensive, hopefully.

Now for the pics. Let me give it a shot.
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On IM, there is a cap on photo size, hence, i do not upload photos, coz i can't resize.
U try. Or else, put it on webshots and provide the link here.
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Originally Posted by natasha chanda acharya Now for the pics. Let me give it a shot.
nb If you mean to include them with your post it's even easier, you'll still have to crop them though (and crop them more). Go >edit post [scroll down] >Manage Attachments >[Follow instructions]. They'll be included as a thumbnail. There's the option to include an image [IMG] in your post but it will be real size which is a pain for dialup users (and for Mike's server no doubt).
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Hippie at Heart. Okay, I am a little low on Wildlife.
And just as incredulous as you sound just now when I stumbled on then.
The "deer" I saw was the size and shape of spotted dear, except they did not have spots. They were plain brown. No horns. I don't know what they are. By the time we stopped our car they ran too far to take pictures.

Wild horses: Well, I saw enough horses grazing in the pastures of Ladakh to know the difference between wild and tame. Now I have the pics so I counted. there were 17 of them. All of them had the exact same coloring, exact same mane, looking exactly identical, and their movements (perking up the head, turning around, galloping with the hooves beating rhythymically) were totally sinchronised, just like it would be in a herd. There were 5 of us and a himachali driver and we got quite close to them to get a good look before they ran away and all of us thought they were horses. Now if you tell me they were just good looking asses, I will be very dissapointed.
The Changtang Plateau and the Rupshu Area is know to have wild life, though, if I know correctly. Of course, I realize that the fact that I chanced to see them is once in a lifetime big freak goodluck.
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Originally Posted by natasha chanda acharya Now if you tell me they were just good looking asses, I will be very dissapointed.
The Tibetan wild ass or kiang is not so uncommon and it's quite big, so may well have been what you saw. Mind you could have been horses, I don't know. Seeing kiangs is no reason for disappointment I'd say
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Originally Posted by natasha chanda acharya The "deer" I saw was the size and shape of spotted dear, except they did not have spots. They were plain brown. No horns. I don't know what they are. By the time we stopped our car they ran too far to take pictures.
Himalayan Thar?

http://www.indiaplaces.com/india-san...layan-Thar.jpg
http://www.munnarinn.com/jpg/Nilgiri%20Thar.jpg
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I checked google images of bharal and ibex and thar. They all have horns and do not bear the shape of a spotted dear at all. And I checked up deer google images. What I saw comes closest to a a deer or a white tailed deer, or a gazelle, as far as google images go. so, now I am quite sure I saw deers.

Pictures will have to wait till tomorrow. Tried loading the Horse / ass pic, but I am also having problems with size. And i have to go home now. So it's Bigzero, again, or Sudheer. Haven't heard from Sudheer in a long time.
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natasha chanda acharya upload the pics to either photobucket.com or imageshack.us and post the url's with [img] tag here.

btw how come there is so difference in the distance that u mentioned and one mentioned normally? here is a link to gps measured distance, now i am confused!

http://www3.utsidan.se/corax-e/routes/zmanleh.htm
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Originally Posted by tiger post the url's with [img] tag here.
As noted they'll come out in real size which is really a b*tch for dialup users. Better to add as attachments, or simply post the URL if you've put them up elsewhere anyway.
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machadinha thats true, better option is imageshack.us. It will create thumbnails with the required html code that can be just copied and posted here. People interested in seeing those pics in full can just click on them and they will be taken to the full image.
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Ah! Good tip Tiger!
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damn...awsome post cant wait to hit the moutains in 1st week of september
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So where are the pictures again??
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sorry, all you guys. caught the flu when I got back. haven't been to office yeaterday and today. will have to wait for pics till next week. soooo sorry.
but hopefully the dabate / vote on ass vs horse (after you see the pics) should compensate for the delay.
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