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Five Men Stuck in a Tree Surrounded by Sumatran Tigers for Four Days
The Telegraph ^ | 07 July 2013 | AFP

Posted on 07/08/2013 8:40:37 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News; Miscellaneous; Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bigcats; cats; felines; kittyping; sambos; sumatra; sumatrantigers; tiger; upatree
little black sambo photo: Little Black Sambo sambo.jpg I once read a very long time ago that tigers have a penchant for clothing. If the five men would only take their clothes off and throw them down to the tigers, the tigers would then become distracted, and then fight over the clothing and finally turn themselves into butter. (heh)
1 posted on 07/08/2013 8:40:37 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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2 posted on 07/08/2013 8:41:03 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Never get out of the boat....


3 posted on 07/08/2013 8:44:00 PM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: DogByte6RER

And three nights. Hey, sounds like a movie.


4 posted on 07/08/2013 8:44:08 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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disneyland jungle cruise photo: Jungle Cruise 6101.jpg Similar occurrences have happened on other continents ..
5 posted on 07/08/2013 8:45:56 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

And they would really like the shoes, I believe it was, with crimson soles and crimson linings. They could wear them on their ears.


6 posted on 07/08/2013 8:55:00 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: bboop

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.


7 posted on 07/08/2013 8:55:57 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: bboop

Not entirely banned ... the original restaurant is still in Southern California:

http://sambosrestaurant.com/


8 posted on 07/08/2013 8:58:50 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping


9 posted on 07/08/2013 9:10:34 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Pinged an earlier story, thanks.


10 posted on 07/08/2013 9:17:52 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: bboop

We had a Sambo’s until 1979.


11 posted on 07/08/2013 9:20:55 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: deadrock

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”.


12 posted on 07/08/2013 9:34:50 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: DogByte6RER
And since the quest for fire...

13 posted on 07/08/2013 9:35:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: DogByte6RER

14 posted on 07/08/2013 9:40:18 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: BenLurkin

Great minds;-{)


15 posted on 07/08/2013 9:42:46 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: DogByte6RER

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.


16 posted on 07/08/2013 9:43:00 PM PDT by ping jockey
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To: deadrock; bobby.223

You might run into Raquel Welch.


17 posted on 07/08/2013 10:14:11 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: BBell

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...”


18 posted on 07/08/2013 10:31:22 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: bobby.223
I don't care what anyone says I loved that movie. One of the best parts was Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore:

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!

19 posted on 07/08/2013 10:40:17 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: laplata

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.


20 posted on 07/08/2013 11:04:15 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: John S Mosby

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


21 posted on 07/08/2013 11:26:39 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: BBell

Dittos. A GREAT movie!!!!! I liked the original shorter version better though.


22 posted on 07/08/2013 11:26:51 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: DogByte6RER

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?


23 posted on 07/09/2013 2:09:27 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: bboop; DogByte6RER; Slings and Arrows; laplata; John S Mosby
I do not understand why Little Black Sambo is considered Politically Incorrect.

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!

24 posted on 07/09/2013 3:07:35 AM PDT by rmh47 (Go Kats! - Got eight? NRA Life Member])
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To: BBell
No doubt. Regardless of what anyone thinks of the movie, you cannot suppress quality, and Robert Duvall is...Quality with a capital Q.

Favorite movie with him: "Open Range".

25 posted on 07/09/2013 3:27:36 AM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: DogByte6RER

No big deal; the same thing happened to me once.

Only instead of tigers, they were old girlfriends.


26 posted on 07/09/2013 4:07:55 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: DogByte6RER

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-d4PlcAGb4


27 posted on 07/09/2013 5:08:10 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk ("Obama" The Movie. Introducing Reggie Love as "Monica.")
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To: rlmorel

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?


28 posted on 07/09/2013 5:17:37 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: rmh47

Haha, maybe he was gay indeed! The language is beautiful in that book.


29 posted on 07/09/2013 6:13:56 AM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: DogByte6RER

From the article: “The men set up traps for deers and antelopes for food.”

Deers?


30 posted on 07/09/2013 6:41:12 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: rmh47

LOL!


31 posted on 07/09/2013 9:06:04 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: bobby.223

I did like the part in the longer version where they stole the Colonel’s surfboards.


32 posted on 07/09/2013 3:11:09 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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