Can you spot the tiger? Take a look at this!

Old Jun 21st, 2007, 05:12 PM
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Can you spot the tiger? Take a look at this!

A friend just emailed this to me. Different continent but wanted to share it with you guys. Watch closely!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=lcZswbRmK9E

Amazing!
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Old Jun 21st, 2007, 05:20 PM
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INCREDIBLE! Don't think I'll be doing any elephant back tiger safaris anytime soon! Wonder if the man and elephant made it!
Thanks!
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Old Jun 21st, 2007, 06:10 PM
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Wow, that was incredible!
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Old Jun 21st, 2007, 06:33 PM
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And the outcome was...................?
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Old Jun 21st, 2007, 07:04 PM
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Wow!!!
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Old Jun 21st, 2007, 07:18 PM
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I wonder what caused the attack from out of the blue? Knowing the Indian authorities, they probably think it is a man eater on the loose!

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Old Jun 21st, 2007, 08:02 PM
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Hari- first off, welcome back! Glad you had a good time. Did you hear of this attack in your newspaper? Any info on the guy attacked? Is this common?
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Old Jun 21st, 2007, 08:36 PM
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I posted this a while ago and someone commented that it had been around for years.

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34989451

There is a long version that includes an explanation by the cameraman. As I recall no one was injured.
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Old Jun 21st, 2007, 08:42 PM
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Hi Dennis, thanks.... no hadn't heard of this incident.

i dont think it is a common occurence at all. Of late, all reports in the media are towards tiger conservation and the growing numbers in certain areas/reserves.

I suppose these things can happen with wild animals. Remember the Hwange elephant incident and similar incidents on African safaris?

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Old Jun 22nd, 2007, 01:45 AM
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At least there is one Tiger left alive in India. This sort of attack although not common happens occasionally. I know of an attack on people on Elephant in Panna and in a jeep in Bandavgargh, neither resulted in serious injury. If you were a Tiger and were persecuted by people you might react this way! Does anybody know where this took place.
 
Old Jun 22nd, 2007, 07:39 AM
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Don't know how I missed that the first time around when you posted it.
Glad no one was injured, including the tiger (hopefully!)
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Old Jun 22nd, 2007, 08:02 AM
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I'm glad I'm seeing this well after my trip to Royal Chitwan, where we were on elephant back to search for tigers (saw several rhino, but no tigers).
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Old Jun 22nd, 2007, 08:45 AM
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I guess my two tiger sightings have been very TAME in comparison. The first time i saw one was at Kabini in Karnataka. It was meant to be the heart of the dry season and plenty of game around.......instead a freak cyclone! we got to do only three drives in a 4 day trip. On the final day, the sun came out briefly and the tiger was on the trail and we were probably watching her for about 20 minutes........
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Old Jun 22nd, 2007, 12:00 PM
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Divewop, it's easy to miss things the way this forum is set up. I reposted the Kruger video because I didn't see the first one and then about five more people posted the same video as different threads. I'll see if I can find the longer version of the tiger attack with the videographer speaking (he was an Aussie if I recall correctly).
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Old Jun 22nd, 2007, 02:10 PM
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Yeah I'd be interested in the longer version too, and sound. Am I right in that the clip posted has no sound as I couldn't hear any?
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Old Jun 22nd, 2007, 07:26 PM
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Ask and ye shall receive:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=092_1177712211

and while we are on the subject of tigers:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=687_1181022185
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Old Jun 23rd, 2007, 06:23 AM
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Aussie? It was British actor Bob Hoskins.
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Old Jun 23rd, 2007, 08:38 AM
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Yes Bob Hoskins, Londoner, Brit, very definitely not Aussie.

And looks like it was being filmed for some kind of documentary as well, rather than just a family camcorder, though the footage of the attack from the first person perspective may have been personal camcorder rather than professional cameraman - would explain why it's the only bit without sound - or perhaps that's to hide all the swearing.

One wonders why, given that they knew that this tigress was in high state of agression, stress, anxiety because of the earlier fight, why they would continue to approach so closely?

Whilst it's true to say you couldn't see it in the grass, the way the camera was panning over that area of grass suggests they did know it was in that immediate area and were waiting for it to show.

hmmm.
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Old Jun 23rd, 2007, 08:56 AM
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I actually didn't listen to the long clip and was going by a comment from someone on another board who said Aussie and that no one was hurt. I did watch part of it with the sound off and I didn't recognize Hoskins, not sure if that says more about how I or Hoskins have aged.
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Old Jun 23rd, 2007, 09:06 AM
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