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Update on Tigers

March 5, 2013

Here’s a follow on to my recent post, about Jim Corbett, hunter of man-eating tigers and leopards; what happened in Corbett’s time still happens today.  This comes from The Times of India, dated this last Jan. 8:

NAGPUR: The problem tiger, who killed five women in 20 days in the Navegaon National Park landscape, narrowly escaped AK-47 assault on Monday afternoon.

"On receiving information from locals, the C-60 commandos, equipped with Insas and AK-47 assault rifles, rushed to the spot near Salebardi forest and fired 25 rounds from their AK-47 weapons. But the ‘man-eater’ vanished within a fraction of seconds into the bushes after someone shouted," official sources said.

Nagpur is about 600-700 kms north-east of Pune.  Read more about it here:


Note to self: If you do feel compelled to wander the isolated jungles, don’t bother bringing your AK-47 … won’t make any difference where tigers are concerned.

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  1. March 5, 2013 at 5:29 am

    And this on recent leopard attacks: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/Leopards-kill-12-in-Junagadh-injure-48-in-one-year/articleshow/18676055.cms

    I think I’ll stick to the cities, where the predators all have two legs, thank you.

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