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(The Raw Story)   In today's edition of "News that only SEEMS like it is from the turn of the last century": Man-eating tiger in northern India claims its ninth victim   (rawstory.com) divider line 63
    More: Scary, tranquilizer gun, ninth, Uttar Pradesh, eating  
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2014-02-07 04:39:10 PM

MBooda: Got a similar problem in B.R.

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/she'll chew you up
//she's a man-eater


I like where you are headed with this.

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www.ilovebodyart.com
 
2014-02-07 04:47:10 PM
"...if it bleeds, it leads!"
 
2014-02-07 05:06:32 PM

tshauk: [i94.photobucket.com image 320x215]
Perhaps the baddest predator on 4 legs.


upload.wikimedia.org

Child, please.
 
2014-02-07 05:08:24 PM

R.I.P Catman



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2014-02-07 05:09:40 PM
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2014-02-07 05:29:48 PM

thisisyourbrainonFark: Not India, but still a great book.


Cosigned-riveting read.
 
2014-02-07 06:42:32 PM

Magorn: So apparently that whole "once it gets a taste for human flesh " thing is real and not a myth? Wow.  So why wouldn't all tigers have figured this out long ago, given what comparatively easy prey we are.   In a Darwinian sense, tigers that prey on humans wouldn't have to work as hard to get food and so should have an advantage over non-human  nomming tigers


Except for the whole getting-shot-for-preying-on-humans thing.
 
2014-02-07 07:09:12 PM

vpb: fickenchucker: Been there, done that--nice reference, subby.

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A lion?  In India?


OK--I must be too old for this place.  The maneating lions of Tsavo were from Africa--that's kind of the joke, lions, not tigers, and Africa, not India.

/BTW Stealth Hippo's post was a pic from the movie about the Tsavo lions--who now currently reside in Chicago.
 
2014-02-07 08:56:59 PM

Magorn: So apparently that whole "once it gets a taste for human flesh " thing is real and not a myth? Wow.  So why wouldn't all tigers have figured this out long ago, given what comparatively easy prey we are.   In a Darwinian sense, tigers that prey on humans wouldn't have to work as hard to get food and so should have an advantage over non-human  nomming tigers


"The Law of the Jungle, which never orders anything without a reason, forbids every beast to eat Man except when he is killing to show his children how to kill, and then he must hunt outside the hunting-grounds of his pack or tribe. The real reason for this is that man-killing means, sooner or later, the arrival of white men on elephants, with guns, and hundreds of brown men with gongs and rockets and torches. Then everybody in the jungle suffers. The reason the beasts give among themselves is that Man is the weakest and most defenseless of all living things, and it is unsportsmanlike to touch him."
- Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book
 
2014-02-07 09:01:02 PM

Agent Smiths Laugh: MBooda: Got a similar problem in B.R.

[drunkentailgate.com image 443x620]
/she'll chew you up
//she's a man-eater

I like where you are headed with this.

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[www.ilovebodyart.com image 850x1279]


Here kitty kitty kitty.
 
2014-02-07 09:09:29 PM
Question for environmentalists: How many Indian peasants is a tiger allowed to eat before you shoot it?

Question for conservatives: How many Indian peasants have to be eaten by tigers before you acknowledge the need to preserve tigers by setting aside enough land for them to hunt their natural prey in their natural habitat without eating any tourists or natives? Bear in mind that any species needs about 10,000 breeding pairs just to survive.

I'll throw you both a bone:  humans are not the natural prey of tigers and they are not healthy because they are full of toxins and can't run worth beans so it's only lazy or old or sickly tigers that have to resort to such inferior prey. So I think conservatives and environmentalists can agree, tigers should not eat people.

And don't get me started on bears, wolves, mountain lions, wolves, coyotés, elk, moose and every other living thing in what was once called God's Creation.

Top predators are lynch-pins of the ecology and when they go, the damage is irreparable. Top herbivores can play similar roles. It is far more dangerous to lose the capstone of an arch than a few bricks in a wall.

But neither the green-environmentalist-conservationist side nor the capitalist-Jebus-is-coming-soon-so-fark-Creation, the world is ours for the destroying side of the fight recognizes just how much is at risk and how much damage destroying the ecology at large does to the smaller ecology that economists regard as the world and everything in it.

How many peasants are you prepared to pay for a tiger? How many acres of real set-aside (no mining, no lumbering, no pollution, no humans) are you prepared to pay for a peasant who makes $300 a year without any help from you? The Indian Government claims a dollar a day is too high for the poverty line and that it should be set at 70 cents to 75 cents. The flunkies of Imperial Capital claim $7.00 an hour is too high for a minimum wage and that even $3.50 kills jobs in backwoods Alabama or the Mississippi swamps. The argument is the same. The slope is slippery and goes all the way down to Hell.

Should we agree that we are worth $5,000,000 (if American or Canadian) or $100,000,000 (if Japanese) but Indians and the Chinese are worth dick all? If so, I think we can come to a very cheap solution rather than an ecologically sound one. If not, I think we might be pleasantly surprised how profitable a sustainable solution can be if precious plants and animals are allowed to flourish with untold benefits in the form of medicines, new crops, and tourism.

Tyger, tyger burning bright
In the forests of the nigh
What immortal hand or eye
Framed they fearful symettry.

--William Blake
 
2014-02-07 09:29:53 PM
FTA: "India is home to half the world's dwindling tiger population which now stands at around 3,000."

I mentioned to this my co-worker/pal and said "That's terrible! There are only 3000 left!"

His response? "Ask the gazelles how they feel about it."

/ he owes me a new monitor
 
2014-02-08 07:04:42 AM
Live Goat Bait is the name of my future band
 
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