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Group rescued after five days trapped in trees by angry tigers
Globe and Mail ^ | Jul. 08 2013, 7:23 AM EDT | AP

Posted on 07/08/2013 5:13:41 AM PDT by Pan_Yan

Rescuers on Monday reached five men trapped in trees by several Sumatran tigers for five days after the angry animals mauled a sixth man to death, police said.

First Lt. Surya Purba said three tamers managed to drive the tigers away before the men who were in weak condition were evacuated from trees in the protected Mount Leuser National Park in Tamiang, an Aceh district neighbouring with North Sumatra province.

The men were looking for rare agarwood — used to make incense and perfume — and accidentally caught a tiger cub in a trap they were using to catch deer for food, said district police chief Lt. Col. Dicky Sondani.

(Excerpt) Read more at theglobeandmail.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Travel
KEYWORDS: indonesia; kittyping; tiger; tigers; treed

1 posted on 07/08/2013 5:13:42 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Slings and Arrows

Um ... is this a kitty ping item?


2 posted on 07/08/2013 5:14:43 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: Pan_Yan
Just read a story that they were expected to be treed for at least another 4 days.

Shouldn't have killed the tiger cub. Mama tigers are worse that mama bears when it comes to their babies.

3 posted on 07/08/2013 5:17:34 AM PDT by mware
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To: Pan_Yan

According to the article in Daily Mail, the guy was not mauled to death, he was torn apart and eaten.


4 posted on 07/08/2013 5:18:51 AM PDT by mware
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To: Pan_Yan

A scene from Quest for Fire comes into mind.


5 posted on 07/08/2013 5:28:54 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: mware

Tiger scat by the time help showed up.


6 posted on 07/08/2013 5:32:37 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road

Four tigers together??? Never heard of tigers in packs


7 posted on 07/08/2013 5:35:24 AM PDT by mware
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To: mware
According to the article in Daily Mail, the guy was not mauled to death, he was torn apart and eaten.

Well I'm glad to hear the tigers were being responsible hunters and not just killing for sport.

8 posted on 07/08/2013 5:36:00 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: Pan_Yan

They were taken to the hospital where they were treed and released.


9 posted on 07/08/2013 5:40:31 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Pan_Yan
They had all four five guys treed. Could have gone up for a snack any time they wanted.

Those guys are damn lucky to be alive.

10 posted on 07/08/2013 5:41:53 AM PDT by mware
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To: Pan_Yan
Well I'm glad to hear the tigers were being responsible hunters and not just killing for sport.

The guys killed a tiger cub, I don't think they were so much hungry as pissed off.

11 posted on 07/08/2013 5:43:50 AM PDT by mware
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To: Pan_Yan
Article says the guy who was mauled to death had climbed the tree, but the branch broke, causing him to fall to the ground, where he was pounced upon by the tigers. Terrible way to die.
12 posted on 07/08/2013 5:49:49 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: mware

While a tiger can climb tree’s they rarely do as they get older they just get too big and heavy.


13 posted on 07/08/2013 5:56:59 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: rawhide

next time one considers their own ‘bad luck’ think of this poor guy whose branch broke at the worst possible time.


14 posted on 07/08/2013 6:25:50 AM PDT by Homer1
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To: Pan_Yan

It surely would have been a rather quick way to go. Excited tigers are strong and fast. Consider the genius kids who taunted the tiger in SF a couple of years ago and enticed it to spring at them.


15 posted on 07/08/2013 6:30:42 AM PDT by lurk
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To: mware

I didnt see that the cub was killed—only trapped. But it depends on the type of trap.


16 posted on 07/08/2013 6:40:40 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Paging Jim Corbett....


17 posted on 07/08/2013 6:47:03 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Hurry Jesus!!!!!)
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To: mware

Where does it say they “killed” the cub?

“accidentally caught a tiger cub in a trap they were using to catch deer for food”


18 posted on 07/08/2013 7:13:28 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: Pan_Yan

Where these poachers?

If they were, I would not care if tigers ate all of them.


19 posted on 07/08/2013 8:05:45 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Tigers can’t climb trees? Black bears can!


20 posted on 07/08/2013 8:09:12 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: G Larry

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2357873/5-hunters-stuck-tree-4-days-tigers-prowling-One-man-eaten.html


21 posted on 07/08/2013 8:29:45 AM PDT by mware
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To: chris37
In a way they were poaching. They actually were going after a type of tree that sells for about $175/ LB.

In the process they laid a trap for a deer and caught a tiger cub. The cub died.

22 posted on 07/08/2013 8:32:23 AM PDT by mware
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To: mware

Traps are indiscriminate killers. I would say that using such a device does qualify them as poachers.

I fully support the tiger’s solution in this matter.


23 posted on 07/08/2013 8:35:24 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37
I fully support the tiger’s solution in this matter.

They were looking for trees and trying to catch a deer for dinner. Because they accidentally caught the wrong animal you feel they deserved death? You're not one of those weird people with twelve cats that you call children and no human friends are you?

24 posted on 07/08/2013 8:44:35 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: Dusty Road

A scene from Tremors come to my mind.


25 posted on 07/08/2013 8:46:59 AM PDT by mware
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To: G Larry

Probably using a copper wire snare, a particularly bad way to die.


26 posted on 07/08/2013 8:47:29 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Pan_Yan

No, I have one dog, and yes she is a child, I also have human friends, and I do like animals more than people. A lot more.

If they wanted a deer, then they should have shot a deer. Instead that caught a tiger cub and killed it, then Mother Nature gave them what for. Mother nature teaches stupid humans valuable lessons all the time. Pity they don’t seem to learn very often.


27 posted on 07/08/2013 9:08:26 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Pan_Yan
"Tyger, tyger burning bright,

In the forests of the night,

What immortal hand or eye,

Dare frame thy fearful symmetry" - Blake

28 posted on 07/08/2013 10:40:04 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: mware
According to the article in Daily Mail, the guy was not mauled to death, he was torn apart and eaten.


29 posted on 07/08/2013 10:44:22 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Pan_Yan; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ...
Kitties are protective of their young.


30 posted on 07/08/2013 10:53:46 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yep, even the domestic ones. I have noticed in my years of cats/kittens rescue, when I saw at the no-kill a mother cat with young kittens, often she will look at you with that questioning look, wondering if you will be touching her kittens. :)=^..^=


31 posted on 07/08/2013 10:59:35 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: chris37
and I do like animals more than people. A lot more.

I have said and felt this way my whole life. I also know tons of people who have kids, friends and the whole deal and say the same. Some people have closed hearts when it comes to animals, because they want to follow some stupid 'code' that animals are just material things to do with what we want.

32 posted on 07/08/2013 11:00:02 AM PDT by Fawn (In a World of Information, Ignorance is a Choice.)
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To: Pan_Yan

How do they know the tigers were angry?


33 posted on 07/08/2013 11:01:34 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!
Men kill cub.

Tigers find cub

Tiger track men

Men climb up tree.

Tigers wait for men to come down.

34 posted on 07/08/2013 11:05:10 AM PDT by mware
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To: Biggirl

Every cat is a tiger on the inside. Some are tigers on the outside too.


35 posted on 07/08/2013 11:07:41 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Me Owe!


36 posted on 07/08/2013 11:11:29 AM PDT by Young Werther (Julius Caesar said "Quae cum ita sunt. Since these things are so.".)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Biggirl

Cats are very good moms. Better than a lot of human mothers, IMO.


37 posted on 07/08/2013 11:31:17 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Young Werther

Beautiful!


38 posted on 07/08/2013 11:31:34 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Young Werther

You have beautiful tigers.


39 posted on 07/08/2013 11:32:32 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Biggirl

When Patch had her last litter, she would come running back to the nest any time she heard either me or my wife anywhere near it. And with one of her previous litters during her stray days, I remember hearing scratching sounds outside the door in the master bedroom. I looked out the window in the door and saw two kittens playing on the landing, so I went out to the back yard to investigate. There under the landing was Patch, with her ears laid back and her teeth bared.

I took the hint and went back into the house.


40 posted on 07/08/2013 12:08:34 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The average American voter is an idiot. Which is how the Dems want it.)
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To: mware
According to the article in Daily Mail, the guy was not mauled to death, he was torn apart and eaten.

Not much difference in the outcome. All could be true: Mauled, then torn apart and eaten.

41 posted on 07/08/2013 12:47:57 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: rawhide

Reminds me of that Ogden Nash couplet: When called by a panther, don’t anther.


42 posted on 07/08/2013 1:25:52 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Fawn

Yep, agreed, Fawn.

I like animals a lot more than people for one simple reason.

Animals are honest.


43 posted on 07/08/2013 3:02:30 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Pan_Yan

I have little sympathy for people who go traipsing around in wild country unarmed.


44 posted on 07/08/2013 3:14:59 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: chris37

Guns are most likely banned there.


45 posted on 07/08/2013 3:16:34 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Pan_Yan

So, what happened to the cub? Daid, still trapped, reunited with his kin?


46 posted on 07/08/2013 3:20:07 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Then spears and bows should do!


47 posted on 07/08/2013 3:30:52 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: mware

Cats of all sizes can and will group together for various reasons. I’ve watched two unrelated ‘housecats’ that didn’t live in the same house team up to catch something.


48 posted on 07/08/2013 3:32:59 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Larry Lucido
They were taken to the hospital where they were treed and released.

(Crickets)

Hey, I thought it was a good line!

49 posted on 07/08/2013 4:27:59 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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