Skip to comments.Group rescued after five days trapped in trees by angry tigers
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.
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Um ... is this a kitty ping item?
Shouldn't have killed the tiger cub. Mama tigers are worse that mama bears when it comes to their babies.
According to the article in Daily Mail, the guy was not mauled to death, he was torn apart and eaten.
A scene from Quest for Fire comes into mind.
Tiger scat by the time help showed up.
Four tigers together??? Never heard of tigers in packs
Well I'm glad to hear the tigers were being responsible hunters and not just killing for sport.
They were taken to the hospital where they were treed and released.
Those guys are damn lucky to be alive.
The guys killed a tiger cub, I don't think they were so much hungry as pissed off.
While a tiger can climb tree’s they rarely do as they get older they just get too big and heavy.
next time one considers their own ‘bad luck’ think of this poor guy whose branch broke at the worst possible time.
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.
I didnt see that the cub was killed—only trapped. But it depends on the type of trap.
Paging Jim Corbett....
Where does it say they “killed” the cub?
“accidentally caught a tiger cub in a trap they were using to catch deer for food”
Where these poachers?
If they were, I would not care if tigers ate all of them.
Tigers can’t climb trees? Black bears can!
In the process they laid a trap for a deer and caught a tiger cub. The cub died.
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.
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?
A scene from Tremors come to my mind.
Probably using a copper wire snare, a particularly bad way to die.
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.
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye,
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry" - Blake
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. :)=^..^=
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.
How do they know the tigers were angry?
Tigers find cub
Tiger track men
Men climb up tree.
Tigers wait for men to come down.
Every cat is a tiger on the inside. Some are tigers on the outside too.
Cats are very good moms. Better than a lot of human mothers, IMO.
You have beautiful tigers.
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.
Not much difference in the outcome. All could be true: Mauled, then torn apart and eaten.
Reminds me of that Ogden Nash couplet: When called by a panther, don’t anther.
Yep, agreed, Fawn.
I like animals a lot more than people for one simple reason.
Animals are honest.
I have little sympathy for people who go traipsing around in wild country unarmed.
Guns are most likely banned there.
So, what happened to the cub? Daid, still trapped, reunited with his kin?
Then spears and bows should do!
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.
Hey, I thought it was a good line!
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