A tiger has attacked and presumably killed a woman who was crabbing with her husband in the Sunderbans, a mangrove forest where the Ganges River empties into the Bay of Bengal, India.
It was the sixth tiger attack this year in the Sunderbans. The last attack occurred in June when a man was dragged from his boat by a tiger as his family watched on in horror.
Authorities say the couple and their boat driver were crabbing on Friday when a tiger attacked the woman and carried her into the forest. Pirkhali Forest official Nabin Chandra Bahunguna said they found no sign of the woman after investigating the area.
Tigers are an endangered species and are becoming more so thanks to China’s addition to all things tiger for use in folk (read – make believe) medicine.
Many suggest that legalized hunting could be the only way to protect the largest of all wild cats as it would detour poaching.
But the chances of that happening are about as slim as me being attacked by a tiger here in Texas.