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Bangalore division is one of the four divisions of the State of Karnataka, India. The division comprises the districts of Bangalore Urban, Bangalore Rural, Chikkaballapur, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Kolar, Ramanagara, Shimoga, and Tumakuru.
The Eaton Democrat (1887) and The Sydney Mail (1889) reported from The Sun (New York) that a hunter said that he and his companions traveled about 30.0 miles (48.3 kilometres) to the north-west of Bangalore, and encamped on the bank of a creek near a depopulated village that extended for about 0.5 miles (800 metres) along it, in a hilly, timbered forest. He said that the creek had water about 2.0 ft (61 cm) deep, was about 10.0 ft (3.0 m) wide, and emptied into the Cauvery River about 20.0 miles (32.2 kilometres) below. That night, they heard noises from the panther, tiger, lion, wolf, hyena and jackal. The village, besides others, had been depopulated due to a fever plague. For this reason, no shooting had occurred in this area for years, and this reportedly allowed animals, such as lions and tigers, to be plentiful here, or come here from areas where they had been driven out. In the hunter's party was a native who lived near Seringapatam, and had been informed about the abundance of lions and tigers in this place, which was why they came here. The next day, after leaving the camp, he came across a big, black snake, and heard an animal in the thicket. Alarmed, he prepared his rifle, and kept a watch on his surroundings as he went to the village. There, he entered a large hut, which had a whitened skull inside. After kicking the skull, a dark, hairy, venomous creature (probably an insect or reptile) bit his left wrist, forcing him to treat himself for about 15 minutes. Recovering, he rejoiced, but when he looked northwards, he noticed a lion and tiger, much to his surprise. The two beasts, which were stalking him, were on opposite sides of an adobe wall that extended for about 300.0 ft (91.4 m), and was about 4.0 ft (120 cm) tall. Possibly due to excitement for hunting the witness, they did not notice each other at first. After they became aware of each other's presence, the lion and tiger fought bitterly, without winning.
- Bayalu Seeme
- Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary
- Deccan Plateau
- Deccan thorn scrub forests
- Districts of Karnataka
- South Karnataka
- "An Awful Fight: A Combat Between a Tiger and a Lion". The Eaton Democrat. 1887-04-14. Retrieved 2017-04-08.
- "A Terrible Struggle". The Sydney Mail. 1889-12-21. Retrieved 2016-12-29.
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