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Update on Tigers

March 5, 2013 1 comment

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:

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-01-08/nagpur/36215620_1_ak-47-gondia-and-bhandara-divisions-forest-officials

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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