It’s not the tiger – I have never been lucky enough to see one in the wild and I have never gone to Ranthambhore looking for one. I believe my time will come and I shall wait for it.
The creature I’m looking for is a rare little rodent (probably nocturnal) called the Malabar Spiny Dormouse (Platacanthomys lasiurus). I have seen only one picture of it (on India Nature Watch).
The Malabar Spiny Dormouse is the only living representative of its genus and has been reported from Kalakad Mundunthurai Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu.
So, if you see one, let me know.