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Woman Beats Husband-Attacking Tiger With Ladle, Wins
by Jamie Frevele | 12:04 pm, February 18th, 2011
Well, there’s something you don’t see every day. At least not in America. While hunting for squirrels, a Malaysian man was attacked by a tiger until his wife beat it with a soup ladle. It seems like someone picked some random words out of a hat and formed a sentence with them, but it actually happened. Click through for all the gory, cartoonish details.
According to Daily Mail:
Han Besau charged towards the animal screaming as she brandished the ‘weapon’ while it clawed at 60-year-old Tambun Gediu.
The 55-year-old woman used the spoon to beat the animal on the head – and remarkably it ran away.
Since the lucky, brave couple live in the jungle, an encounter with a tiger is probably not unheard of. But seriously, there’s nothing pedestrian about seeing one of these coming at you, claws wielded, in full predator mode. Maybe the tiger thought Tambun was bogarting his squirrels?
Tambun told the New Straits Times that he was hunting squirrels for the family’s evening meal when he came face to face with the tiger.
‘I was trailing a squirrel and crouched to shoot it with my blowpipe when I saw the tiger,’ he said.
Han Besau, who sensed trouble when she heard the tiger roaring, grabbed the first thing she thought she could use for a weapon — a wooden ladle. After she attacked, the tiger left, thoroughly annoyed, and left Tambun with severe lacerations to his head, face, neck, and knees. He was treated at the hospital 10 hours after the attack and is expected to recover. Besau said that it was possible the tiger mistook her husband for a “mammal,” which he actually, technically, is.
Tambun will receive financial assistance for his medical care from the Wild Animal Attack Relief Fund, because that, thankfully, exists.
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