The evidence is everywhere: tracks, paw prints, blood spots, body imprints. Deep in the forest the detective work begins. Paw prints are measured to determine the tiger’s size, and whether it is male or female. The way the print appears in the snow gives valuable clues as to when the tiger passed by. Often the tiger left them barely an hour or two before we came by.
When a tiger has killed its prey it drags it to a different spot to eat it. The story gets more complex as we follow not only tracks but drag marks. More paw prints: it now seems that it is a tigress and her cub. We have stumbled into the middle of the story, at the drag site. We must go further into the forest, back in time to to find the kill site.