Discussion in 'News & happenings' started by BANHAMMER, Sep 23, 2014.
Source: White tiger mauls youth to death at Delhi zoo - The Hindu
Not sure if he was drunk or slipped and fell inside. Apparently the stone throwing was what aggravated the situation.
I wonder where were zoo officials. Such situations are still recoverable if there are suitable, trained people at hand.
Na, one dumbass less in the world. nothing of value was lost.
Tigers in general never attack humans until unless they are either threatened or their homes are destroyed by over population and they cannot hunt anything else.
According to onlookers, the tiger didn't attack the person, until people outside the cage started pelting it with stones.
I saw the video. The Tiger was more curious. It was when it got aggravated when it attacked. Besides, it's not a situation where you have much option unless you have anything to defend yourself with. A very painful way to die.
Tigers are territorial, it is not even a surprise.
What would/should you do if ever faced with such a situation? Any Advice/suggestions...
You would do nothing, it is for tiger to decide what to do. You are basically fvcked. So much for apex predator.
Well there is. If you google around, there are tribes in Africa that go and steal meat from lions. As in the kill that the lions capture, they go and scare the shit out of the huge cats (not to forget, hungry cats) and scoot away with their kill.
I actually thought of the same thing, if ever faced with such a situation what would I do.
The only thoughts came to mind were -
- Think and think hard that it's a cat. It belongs to the cat family. They are not always hungry predators.
- Pray that your onlookers don't aggravate it by throwing stones or sticks.
- Maintain eye contact. Half the battle is in the eyes, the rest is fear. If you are afraid, your body releases a hormone that they can whiff out. So be calm, and think straight.
- Approach, but only if you have prior animal experience.
- No sudden movies.
- Try and distract with anything around you. Roll a stone on the ground, shake a branch. In this poor chap's situation, he kept on moving his arms over his head that kind of attracted the tiger's attention and curiosity even more.
They like things that move.
Essentially you are still at their mercy, but a little presence of mind can better your odds of survival a smidge.
- Remember, be afraid of their paws and not their mouth. They will swipe their sharp nails and then try and find a grip.
I would probably (knowing that I am dead as is) approach it and try and pet it or be friends (pretty impossible, but in the case that this particular tiger was zoo bred and not captured from the wild, it is a possibility).
Distraction works. Anything that gets their attention off you and onto something else might give you time to escape before they realize.
The zoo officials were right in stating that they were trying to lure the tiger back, and they had managed to get it's attention, if people would not have thrown stones at it.
What they are interestingly mum about is the missing hedge between the railing and the edge of the pit. And also the fact that one should not be able to reach the edge of the pit, hedge or no hedge.
Hahah, JD the widlife expert.
More ballsy with animals than anyone else that I've seen around.
I think the most important thing is to stay calm and not let them smell the fear, no animal is dumb enough to attack something stronger than itself (Wolves attack larger animals is packs, so they think they are stronger as a whole). Humans are an exception.
except honey badger, those fvckers just dont give a fvck.
Wat, Honey boo boo ?
you don't know honey badgers?
Some Dumb A$$ from Brazil starts a petition online, petitioning the President of India to not put the tiger in question (Vijay) to sleep.
WTF, Where is this even coming from?
More Honey Boo Boo. Bra-Jilians want joostice.
well, dumbasses being dumbass. The world goes on.
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