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.