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
During the Vietnam and Korean wars soldiers became the victims of tigers who had acquired a taste for human flesh in this way.
Villagers kill off deer or pigs in the surrounding forest, not wanting them to compete for grazing with domestic stock; this leaves scant prey for the tiger.
Things are even worse if the villagers are not stockmen. Usually, tigers turn to domestic stock as a secondary form of prey, if their preferred food source is diminished.
Tests have shown that a tiger will stalk a group of people bending over to cut grass; possibly the angle of the person causes a tiger to mistake them for some type of animal. As soon as the people stand upright tigers seem to lose all interest. Perhaps this means some attacks are a simple case of mistaken identity.