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Tiger prowling for food kills 7
Associated Press, by Biswajeet Banerjee

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Posted By:Hazymac, 1/15/2014 1:23:10 PM

A tiger prowling for food has killed seven people in northern India in the past two weeks, forcing thousands of terrified villagers to stay inside while hunters try to kill the animal, authorities said Wednesday. The tiger´s latest victim was a woman whose body was found in a forest Tuesday in Uttar Pradesh state, said Rupak De, the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests. The tiger, a female, has been on the prowl across an area spanning some 80 miles (130 kilometers). "A hunt has been launched to kill the tigress that has turned into a man-eater," De said. "It must

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: kiwinews, 1/15/2014 1:27:18 PM     (No. 9693176)

Jim Corbett to the white courtesy phone, please…Paging Jim Corbett to the white phone...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bpl40, 1/15/2014 1:39:24 PM     (No. 9693195)

This is the Kumaon region. Brings mind the famous Man Eaters of Kumaon by Jim Corbett.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: harper, 1/15/2014 2:06:18 PM     (No. 9693238)

Corbett´s book is no doubt being rewritten to turn him into a criminal and the tigers into granola-eating proponents of socialism and reducing carbon footprint.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/15/2014 2:37:43 PM     (No. 9693275)

Capture it, release it in Congress. We need help there!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 1/15/2014 2:41:42 PM     (No. 9693284)

While tigers have been known to scavange when times are lean, they stop short of eating excrement #4.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: varkdriver, 1/15/2014 2:54:19 PM     (No. 9693298)

All I read was the headline. I know he hasn´t won a major tournament in a while, but is Tiger that penniless that he has to kill to eat?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: slowslider, 1/15/2014 3:00:36 PM     (No. 9693304)

Once a member of the Panthera genus determines how easy and tasty humans are, they can´t be rehabilitated to go back to hunting the hard or natural way...this tiger will need to be destroyed.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Hybernicus, 1/15/2014 3:01:59 PM     (No. 9693306)

Uh oh. Wait until PETA finds out. There´s going to be hell to pay.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Emerson, 1/15/2014 3:07:55 PM     (No. 9693312)

Jeez! For a minute I thought he´d given up women....

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Kimistry, 1/15/2014 3:37:23 PM     (No. 9693351)

I would like to sic the tiger on the gang rapists in India.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Hammock, 1/15/2014 4:19:29 PM     (No. 9693400)

#´s 1 and 2 - That Jim Corbett tiger book was great! In it he said that the majority of the maneaters he had shot (and he shot plenty) were disabled by porcupine quills! I wonder if that´s still true.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 1/15/2014 5:20:51 PM     (No. 9693473)

As #7 mentioned, once a tiger kills a human he sees how slow and weak we are. We are easy meals unless we are carrying a .375 H&H rifle.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Hazymac, 1/15/2014 5:37:59 PM     (No. 9693492)

As a child I read Corbett´s Man-Eaters of the Kumaon, and still have the book today. I also recommend Corbett´s other two books, The Temple Tiger and More Man-Eaters of the Kumaon and his excellent The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag, as well as Peter Hathaway Capstick´s Death in the Long Grass, which is about all varieties of African big game hunting.

As a naturalist, I want to see the magnificent big cats survive so other generations can see them, but I understand the need for culling those that develop a taste for human flesh. That´s what Jim Corbett did about one hundred years ago, and what Africans did to stop the marauding lions--I think it was only two--of Tsavo (Kenya) when the railway was being built in the early 20th Century.

What #11 relates is quite correct. Under ordinary circumstances tigers, lions, leopards, jaguars, and mountain lions don´t hunt people unless an unforeseen opportunistic chance presents itself. (After all, we are made of meat.) But if they become injured or old and their usual prey becomes too hard to catch, running down and eating people is the next best way for them to survive.

Even an Olympic superheavyweight wrestler or weightlifter would be easy pickings for a big cat. They´re much stronger than most people could believe. How long would it take a tiger to kill a human adult male? About five seconds. Just a leap onto the victim´s back and a bite to the throat or through the spine at the back of the neck, and that´s all she wrote.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/15/2014 9:36:22 PM     (No. 9693773)

This story is way too scary. I´m going back to the one about the Devil Baby.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: snakeoil, 1/15/2014 11:23:25 PM     (No. 9693865)

They need more signs saying: Don´t Feed the Tigers.

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