Man-Eaters - Page 1&2:Why
Cats Attack | 3&4:
The Real Facts | 5&6: Jim Corbett
| 7&8: The Sundarbans |
9&10: Dudhwa Tiger Reserve | 11&12: Reducing Attacks | 13&14: Tiger Attack Stories
Idea 2 - WATER SALINITY:
Since a theory exists that the salty water of the Sundarbans may be a reason for the attacks on humans, fresh water is supplied for drinking and baths. No improvement has been observed from this practice.
Idea 3 - SHOCK THERAPY:
Authorities have also used shock therapy on tigers. Clay dummy figures are set up, soaked with urine to provide a human odour, then disguised as honey collectors or fishermen. When the tiger attacks, it receives a sharp, non-lethal shock of about 300 volts. Upon activation. the battery fuse blows and there is no danger to the tiger.
It is hoped a shocked animal will associate humans and human scent with the bad experience and so search elsewhere for prey.
Idea 4 - CARRYING CLUBS:
Workers have been asked to carry clubs over their right shoulders. For some reason, tigers tend to attack humans on the right nape of the neck and the club provides a solid object as first point of contact.
Idea 5 - PHOENIX PALM FRONDS:
The collection of phoenix palm fronds for thatching has been banned, this is because tigresses often choose these same areas for the raising of cubs.
Idea 6 - PROVISION OF PREY:
Pigs are released to provide prey for tigers. Man-eaters will often revert to normal prey if it becomes plentiful, so hope exists for most of these cats.
No man-eater can survive by preying on humans alone. When attacks start, people become wary; they arm themselves; they keep their children close by. Logically, a man-eater cannot get enough food from just eating humans to give it the required level of sustenance.
The question arises as to what man-eaters live on between attacking humans; the most likely answer is that they continue to attempt to hunt as normal. With enough prey readily available, many will never again attack people unless they are defending cubs, or feel threatened.