Residents in northern India are on the lookout for a man-eating tiger which recently claimed its 10th victim in a span of just six weeks!
The female tiger is believed to have escaped from Jim Corbett National Park and first mauled a 65-year-old man to death in Sambhal. Since then, she has killed 9 more people, including her most recent victim a 50-year-old who was collecting firewood in Kalgarh.
According to reports, the tigress ate the man's leg as well as parts of his abdomen before she was eventually scared away, and Uttar Pradesh wildlife chief Rupek De says the animal's behavior is a result of its inability to hunt its usual prey:
"The animal has started attacking humans because it is not getting its natural prey. The tigress must be tired because it is not getting adequate rest."
The day before the tiger's latest attack, hunters were almost able to lure the animal into a trap using live bait, but she was able to escape.
It's a tricky situation because tigers are considered endangered in northern India, however, most villagers are also forced to leave their homes for simple tasks such as using the restroom or gathering supplies.
Hopefully the tiger is able to be captured safely before it claims another victim.