From The Telegraph:
“Hunters are tracking a man-eating tigress which has killed at least nine people during a 150-mile rampage from a national park in northern India to villages in the Himalayan foothills.
“According to forestry officials, the adult tigress may have killed and eaten a tenth victim on Sunday, a 50-year-old farmer who was mauled as he collected firewood in Kalgarh village along the border of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand hill state.”
The hunt is taking place in the neighborhood of Corbett National Park — named for Jim Corbett, the greatest hunter of deadly cats who ever lived.
Reader Eccentric Cowboy recently mentioned Corbett who, while not really a Frontier Partisan, nevertheless deserves mention among the great frontier hunter-heroes like P.J. Pretorius, F.C. Selous and any number of mountain men and plainsmen of legend. Hell, maybe Corbett should be counted as a Frontier Partisan, since his hunts essentially were targeted killings of what terrorized villagers no doubt considered a very formidable enemy. I’m going with it.
A British Army officer, Corbett was the finest kind of gentleman hunter — a born naturalist and a conservationist, and a very fine writer. He was often called upon to hunt down and kill maneaters — both tigers and leopards — in the uplands of India and Nepal. He slew the Champawat Tiger that was responsible for 430 documented deaths. Corbett usually hunted alone and always at great risk. His books are classics and should be read by anyone interested in the outdoors, hunting and adventure.
The Daily Mail also has a story on the current hunt with pictures and video here.