New Delhi: It is unimaginable, but yes she did it, the 17-year-old royal 'Machli' killed a 14-foot-long crocodile in a legendary fight.
Worth mentioning because of her fighting skills, 'Machli' is a tigress. It is said that most of the tiger population in Ranthambore and Sariska tiger reserves are her lineage as her female cubs have helped in re-populating.
The most noticeable thing about Machali is her name. It is named so since she has the fish shaped marking on the left part of her face.
As most of the reserve is now populated with crocodiles near the water body, it is becoming impossible for tigers to get water.
But in the fierce battle, which was filmed recently, the ferocious tigress could be seen attacking the crocodile with her sharp teeth. The crocodile on the other hand could not even hit her back a single time.
After a short while, Machli completely overpowered the crocodile...what a shot! The royal tigress has featured in many short films and documentaries and has been awarded the Travel Operators for Tigers Lifetime Achievement Award.
Here is the video: