In The Night
AT night after the prologue of the Golden sunset, the night quickly embraces the dark countryside, henchiendose night and nothing. In the last hour, growing darkness melted in a quiet timeless, and the high tops of the trees rise upwards as sublime guardian sculptures of the centuries. Not far away, a family of howler monkeys going back to his abode, altered a silence growing, tangible. Flocks of birds on magno flight northward contrasted with multicolored clouds of dusk. For a moment I remembered the trip in raft by the Bhramaputra which I had deposited in the domains of the worshipers of Brama, Shiva and Vishnu. I held my body against the magnum 20-20, which produced me a strange joy.
A gentle breeze produced a sibyls brushing over the high treetops that was thousand dying souls and one maddening feeling of loneliness I put fencing me feel for the virgin forest. Suddenly an outer ROAR startled me, a roar that was both the horror and the lament of the mother earth. Then, the beating of my heart started hammering me ears. The Bengal tiger.!! The legendary beast stood a few meters of my refuge. He could perceive the muffled Snort of the beast and the rustling of branches that didn’t hide his noiseless step. The beast, yo, and behind a desolate wasteland. I turned slowly and what the insurance of my gun; I immediately spotted the magnificent silhouette through the infrared telescopic sight. I carefully centered the animal, the infrared viewfinder again very clear night; then I gently supported my index on the rest of the trigger.
But the scene left me stunned, the animal carried a small tigrecillo between their jaws and behind, three more followed him. For one second that seemed endless, I felt his bright eyes riveted on mine through the sight. A plea and he distinguished himself in his eyes?, I’ll never have the certainty. Then he continued his journey, I outlined a smile, I sat on a log and watched the passing of the young mother. Later, I reasegure my rifle forever. NELSON ASTEGHER original author and source of the article.