NYP - A tiger prowling near villages in northern India killed its 10th person in six weeks, a day after eluding a trap set by hunters with a live calf as bait. The female tiger is believed to have strayed from Jim Corbett National Park, India’s oldest national park, which was established in 1936 to provide endangered Bengal tigers with safe territory. The big cat’s latest victim was a 50-year-old man who was collecting firewood Sunday night in the forest outside Kalgarh village in Uttarakhand state, according to Saket Badola, deputy director of the national park. The animal ate parts of the man’s leg and abdomen before being scared away by villagers waving shovels and metal rods. Hunters had almost nabbed the tiger a day earlier with a bovine calf. “On Saturday night the tigress almost fell in trap and was close to the calf,” Badola said. “But she did not attack the bait and left silently.” Reports that a killer tiger was on the loose began circulating Dec. 29, when a 65-year-old man was mauled in Sambhal district of Uttar Pradesh state, across the border from Uttarakhand. Since then, thousands of terrified villagers have been told to watch out for the animal and to avoid the forests. The tiger has been on the prowl across an area spanning some 80 miles (130 kilometers). “The animal has started attacking humans because it is not getting its natural prey,” said Rupek De, chief wildlife warden of Uttar Pradesh. “The tigress must be tired because it is not getting adequate rest.” He said the hunters hired to kill the animal were having trouble tracking it in dense forests. The team also was understaffed; only three of the six hunters hired for the job showed up for work, De said. India’s wild tigers are considered endangered because of rampant poaching and shrinking habitat as India undergoes breakneck development to accommodate the staggering growth of its 1.2 billion people.
While it sucks that humans are dying, I kinda always appreciate when wild animals pull one over on us. So not mad at this bitch at all. Impressed. Humans are the top of the food chain. If we want a tiger dead, we get a tiger dead. And this motherfucker is tip toeing around the villages, kicking asses and taking names. This tiger isn’t going crazy, it’s going tiger. And I respect it. Must be fucking terrible over there. I saw Slumdog Millionaire. Can’t imagine being a chill ass tiger and dealing with that bullshit. So this girl is going Boondock Saints on all their curry asses. Leaving her coins on their eyes, and not falling for their traps. Almost got her huh? She’s outsmarting the humans. The tigers are learning. I hope they team together and take over a village. Start living in the Indian’s huts, drinking their tea, sleeping in their beds. Team tiger, right here. Not team asshole India tiger killers.