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Tiger leaps onto boat, snatches man in east India

2014-06-27 18:06

Kolkata - An Indian fisherman says a tiger has snatched his father off a fishing boat and dragged him away into a mangrove swamp.

Jyotish Majhi says he was fishing for crabs with his father and sister on Thursday when the tiger leaped onto their boat.

He says he and his sister beat the tiger with sticks, but their 60-year-old father was still thrashing in the animal's jaws when they disappeared into the swamp.

The attack happened in the protected Sunderbans forest reserve in West Bengal state.

The Sunderbans National Park is home to one of the largest reserves of the royal Bengal tiger.

This was the fourth deadly attack by a tiger in the region in the last four months.

Comments
  • Deana Boshoff - 2014-06-27 18:17

    Can't help but to think about "The life of Pi..."

      Mauritz Langeveld - 2014-06-27 19:11

      Hahahaha!!! Ditto there!!!

  • Mxolisi Mac Bhengu - 2014-06-27 19:23

    "Richard Parker" ...life of pi

  • Mike Chabbaz - 2014-06-27 19:39

    What a tragedy.

  • Michael Hawthorne - 2014-06-27 20:50

    Father-in-law lol

  • Richard Young - 2014-06-27 20:55

    Well considering that their habitat is continually decreasing. None the less it's an unfortunate incident

  • Peter Webb - 2014-06-28 00:29

    They are illegal fishermen. That part of the Sunderbunds is a reservation. They are fully aware of the dangers. But if you are hungry and want to fish where the fish are plenty, then you take your chance.

  • ayiphumelele - 2014-06-29 08:05

    Kill the tigers and reduce their numbers.

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