Skip to comments.Five Men Stuck in a Tree Surrounded by Sumatran Tigers for Four Days
Posted on 07/08/2013 8:40:37 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Five men stuck in a tree surrounded by Sumatran tigers for four days
Five Indonesian men have been trapped in a tree for days after being chased into its branches by Sumatran tigers, who mauled a sixth man to death.
Four of the animals were still surrounding the base of the tree following their initial attack on Thursday, which they launched after the men accidentally killed a tiger cub.
Humans and animals are increasingly coming into conflict in Indonesia.
The men entered the Mount Leuser National Park in the north of Sumatra island on Tuesday searching for rare incense wood, district police chief Dicky Sondani said.
"The wood is very expensive ... but they run a risk looking for it as they have to go to more remote parts of Leuser where there are many tigers and elephants," he said.
The men set up traps for deers and antelopes for food but accidentally trapped and killed a tiger cub
The adult tigers reacted by attacking the men. They killed a 28-year-old identified only as David, but the five others took refuge up a tree, Sondani said.
"Four tigers are still surrounding the men under the tree," he added.
Thirty rescuers including police and soldiers set out on Saturday to rescue the men after villagers who tried to help them turned back after seeing the tigers.
But the rescuers would take two to three days to reach the men, Sondani added.
"If the tigers remain under the tree, we may have to shoot or sedate them to rescue the five people," he added.
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Never get out of the boat....
And three nights. Hey, sounds like a movie.
And they would really like the shoes, I believe it was, with crimson soles and crimson linings. They could wear them on their ears.
In fact, my husband points out - it is BECAUSE they banned Little Black Sambo that the guys did not know what to do. Political Correctness strikes again.
Not entirely banned ... the original restaurant is still in Southern California:
Pinged an earlier story, thanks.
We had a Sambo’s until 1979.
Chef: “Mangoes? There is a F——— tiger in the woods....I could have been eaten alive! I’m never going into that jungle again. I gotta remember to never get out of the boat, never get outta the boat”.
kinda’ like sang huntin’ in bear country. CARRY A GUN STUPID. Once again let me reiterate ,”WHEN YOU GO PLACES WHERE YOU COULD BE THE MAIN COURSE, LIKE THE OCEAN, BEAR COUNTRY OR BIG CAT COUNTRY CARRY FIREARMS.
You might run into Raquel Welch.
Chef: “I’m not here, I’m walking through the jungle gathering mangos and I meet Raquel Welch. I can make mango cream pudding. You know, kind of spread it around on us...”
I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up. We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' dink body. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smelled like .......victory. Someday this war's gonna end...
Charlie don't surf!
Didn’t they change their name to Denny’s and STILL had a suit over preferential treatment of white customers. Sambo was an Indian boy.
It is now a Denny’s. I don’t know about the suit. Yes, Sambo was an Indian boy. They had very good food as I remember.
I won’t eat at Denny’s here. I saw one of their prep cooks and that guy was gross. LOL
Dittos. A GREAT movie!!!!! I liked the original shorter version better though.
I’m pretty skeptical. My impression was that tigers are not at all a cooperative species like lions, and that they have such a huge range that you would not find many tigers together.
What did they do, send out a tweet to gather the troops?
From the book:
And Black Mumbo made him a beautiful little Red Coat, and a pair of beautiful little blue trousers.
And Black Jumbo went to the Bazaar, and bought him a beautiful Green Umbrella, and a lovely little Pair of Purple Shoes with Crimson Soles and Crimson Linings.
And then wasn't Little Black Sambo grand?
The book was ahead of its time. It's obvious that Little Black Sambo is gay!
Favorite movie with him: "Open Range".
No big deal; the same thing happened to me once.
Only instead of tigers, they were old girlfriends.
I wish they’d put Open Range on netflix.
As for those guys up the tree, what the heck are they doing out there with no firearms?
Haha, maybe he was gay indeed! The language is beautiful in that book.
From the article: “The men set up traps for deers and antelopes for food.”
I did like the part in the longer version where they stole the Colonel’s surfboards.