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Travelogue: By Country | By Date India | April 2001  

April 2001 - Hiking in Periyar

More wild boars, monkeys, elephant poop, and, our favorite, leeches

Billboard showing kathakali eye gestures Monkey along the road Monkeys in the trees Applying tobacco powder to our shoes and socks - a leech preventative (hah!)
Jungle scene Our guide - you must have one - clapping to scare away the wild boars Elephant poop Elephant tracks
Jungle walk Removing leeches with our "leech sticks" All those black lines are leeches Walking
Shoe, only partly de-leeched, and leeches (all those brown things on the rock) Big tree portrait Portrait of a big tree Another big tree
Cool creepers Cooler creepers Coolest creepers Leech damage - yes, they crawled up Monica's sock and into her shoe.  You cannot see it here, but one made it all the way to her knee.  Duncan was also lucky enough to have one, but only one, bite.