Thursday, February 17, 2011

Attacking tiger scared off by ladle-wielding wife

A man in Malaysia is lucky to be alive after surviving a vicious tiger attack, and he has only his wife to thank. His better half heard his screams and chased off the vicious feline after hitting it in the head with a ladle, the Malaysia Sun Reports.

The man, 60-year-old Tambun Gediu, was in the woods near his village hunting for squirrels when he ran into trouble. He stumbled across the tiger, which immediately attacked him and he had very little time to react.

"My first instinct was to climb a tree but the tiger pounced and started clawing me. I had to use all my force to push the tiger's mouth away from my face while shouting for help," Gediu told the news source.

His 55-year-old wife heard the commotion and approached wielding a ladle, and proceeded to hit the creature in the head, which caused it to run away.

Though few people will ever encounter such an animal attack, being prepared with repellent for aggressive creatures such as dogs may be a smart choice. Pepper spray has proven to be an effective way to keep an attacking canine at bay.  

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