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Man-Eaters of Kumaon by Jim Corbett

At any other time Robin and Amn would have made straight for our quarry; but on this occasion a little extra caution was advisable. Merlin Unwin Books Publication Date: In one place eafers road forms a loop, and in this loop is situated the Kala Agar Forest Bungalow. A tiger when killing its natural prey, which it does either by stalking or lying in wait for it, depends for the success of its attack on its speed and, to a lesser extent, on the condition of its teeth and claws.

Though I had repeatedly seen the undergrowth moving I had not seen so much as a hair of her hide, and.

An approach along the drag was not advisable, so going down into the valley I made a wide detour, and approached the spot where I expected the kill to be from the other side of the ravine. From village to village the message is tossed, and is broadcast throughout large areas in an incredibly short space of time. He said The Champawat Man-eater J7 the Tahsildar had instructed him to accompany me, and that he was afraid to disobey orders. Both animals are semi-nocturnal forest- dwellers, have much the same habits, employ similar methods nan killing, and both are capable of carrying their human victims for long distances.

Man-eaters of Kumaon

I had now been on her track for over four hours. On the third occasion the one man who was armed with a gun kumaoh it off, and brought the tiger roaring out of the bushes; after this the attempted rescue was very wisely abandoned.


A police guard was then mounted over the carcass, and next day, when all the people of the countryside were assembled, the trunk, legs and tail of the tigress were cut up into small pieces and distributed.

Turning round I saw a man armed with a rifle coming towards me. This announcement caused me no little surprise, for twice that day he had said he would stay the night with me. The cracks and chasms between the rocks were masked with ferns and blackberry vines, and a false step, which might easily have resulted in a broken limb, would have been fatal.

Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. While looking at the leg I had forgotten all about the tigress until I suddenly felt that I was in great danger.

Includes information on natural baits and care of the catch. S6 Man-eaters of Kumaon This nerve was now twitching, and agitating the long hair on the upper part of his hind legs. When the pug marks can be seen, I do the tracking, and when the animal we are after takes to the jungle, Robin does the tracking. A tiger on a fresh kill, or a wounded tiger, or a tigress with small cubs, will occasionally kill human beings who disturb them; but these tigers cannot, by any stretch of imagination, be called man-eaters, though they are often so called.

As one man the party turned and fled helter-skelter back to the village.

The map with the crosses and dates, furnished to me by Government, showed that the man-eater was most active in the villages on the north and east face of the Kala Agar ridge. I had a very thrilling encounter with a leopard the following morning, which I only mention because it delayed my start from Dabidhura and put an eatters strain on my small mount Robin 29 and myself. Corbett’s writing is as immediate and accessible today as it was when first published in When a wounded animal, be he leopard or tiger, makes a headlong charge and fails to contact he invariably carries on and does not return to the attack until he is again disturbed.

The track of the tigress was clearly visible.

And then again I think of the tens of thousands of men, women and children who, while working in the forests or cutting grass or collecting dry sticks, pass day after day close to where tigers are lying up and who, oof they return safely to their homes, do not even know that they have been under the observation of this so called ‘ cruel ‘ and ‘ blood- thirsty’ animal. Early next morning, accompanied by the Tahsildar, I set out for the bungalow, and while I was having breakfast on the verandah two men arrived with news that a cow had been killed by a tiger in a village ten miles away.


For several minutes I stood perfectly still; the leg continued to be agitated, but the growl was not repeated. Kumapn Fishing in Wonderland by Klahowya – O.

Disregarding my whistle, Robin dashed down the khudside after the langur, which promptly sought safety in a tree. Kill Me If You Can.

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On occasions one is privileged to accomplish the seemingly impossible. This ridge, some forty miles in length, dbook to a height of 8, feet and is thickly wooded along the crest. The kkumaon and two other women had selected a tree growing on the edge of a ravine, which I subsequently found was about four feet deep and ten to twelve feet wide. Those of us who lack the opportunity of forming our own opinion on any particular subject are apt to accept the opinions of others, and in no case is this more apparent than in the case of tigers here I do not refer to man-eaters in particular, but to tigers in general.

Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. In a second he was up and on his feet again, and when I laid the dead bird down, he danced round it making little dabs alternately at its head and tail.

At the junction was a small pool, and as I approached it I saw patches of blood on my side of the water.