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Taken on 18 Jan, 2019 in the Nagarahole forest, Karnataka

People in northeast India and elsewhere in the world, believe that bamboo flowering is the harbinger of famine. The popular belief is that the gregarious flowering of bamboo produces large quantities of seeds (it is reported that ‘a 40 square yard clump of Indian Dendrocalamus strictus can produce 320 pounds
of seeds, and there are 800–1000 seeds to an ounce’), resulting in a population explosion of rats (having short lifecycles), which in turn leads to famine.

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