From the village we walked a little ways into the forest (also a protected forest, but not to the same degree as at BRT). There was elephant poo and elephant rubbings on the trees along the trail which was pretty cool. It was also interesting to see how much the forests were used. Narayanan said that the Soliga still harvest a lot of NTFPs from there and while we were walking back up towards the village (we walked quite a ways down a slope) an old man and two boys passed us, driving their cattle and goats down the trail. They take them down to graze in the bottomlands. Narayanan also said that someone had died a few months back after being attacked by a bear (sloth bear, I think) while driving his animals home at dusk. Gives a whole new level of respect for the forest.