Tigers As Man Eaters
By Amelia Meyer
Although there are some fearsome tales of vicious man-hunting tigers stalking hapless victims, the cases of tigers actually attacking and / or eating human beings remain quite few and far-between. Still, tigers are more likely to kill a human being than any of the other wild cats.
A tiger attack on a human being usually occurs when a tiger has become too old, weak or incapacitated to hunt prey that is more difficult to catch and kill. Therefore, most of those animals dubbed man-eaters are usually losing teeth and suffering from other age-related maladies. This, in turn, means that they are not difficult to find, trap and kill by the humans trying to protect their own kind.