Many a District Officer, faced with the utter disorganization of rural life that attends the presence of a man-eating tiger or panther, has turned to Jim Corbett for. one must read this,who have interest in nature, wild life and its surroundings. he wrote this in such a way that we felt the himalayan jungles, and the king of of. Jim Corbett was every inch a hero, something like a sahib Davy Crockett: expert in the ways of the jungle, fearless in the pursuit of man-eating.

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Jan 20, Anuja rated it really liked it. There is one nerve, however, running down the back of his hind legs, which he cannot control when he is looking at a leopard, or when the scent of a leopard is warm and strong.

It certainly helped me to paint a clearer picture of the forest in my mind.

Man Eaters Of Kumaon

In all the subsequent years I have hunted man-eaters Mam have not seen anything as pitiful as that young comely leg bit- ten off a little below the knee as clean as though severed by the stroke of an axe out of which the warm blood was trickling.

Plan to sit down maybe with a cup of tea and enjoy this one.

Feb 22, Rajeev Roshan rated it it was amazing. The crack of the rifle, more than the wound, had the effect of deflecting the leopard suffi- ciently to make him pass my right shoulder without touching Robin 37 me, and before I could get in another shot, he disappeared into the bushes beyond. Thereafter she became an established man-eater and had killed twenty-four people before slie was finally accounted for.

His book, not only reports his adventures stalking tigers, but gives a great sense of the jungle and a small taste of the people living in the region.

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A place of honor on the shelf for this one! Instead it has to resort to less appealing, but easier-to-catch game in the form of humans. Arrived at the village I was taken to a cattle- shed in which I found a week-old calf, killed and partly eaten by a leopard. On one side of it were great splashes of blood where the girl’s head had hung down, and on the other side the trail of her feet. Xorbett by step, Robin lead- ing, we moved along this line, and had passed the branches and were opposite the trunk when Robin stopped.


Jim Corbett came of an undistinguished family who had lived in India for generations, and although British in his race, dress, speech and habits, simply was an Indian in his own country, as much as anyone of Indian descent can be British or American. Nafees Zar – favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite – January 19, Subject: International Union for Conservation of Nature.

While looking at the leg I had forgotten all about the tigress until I suddenly felt that I was in great danger. Breakfasting at Mornaula next morning, we spent the night at Dabidhura, and arrived at Pali the following evening, five days after the woman had been killed.

The Headmen of nearby villages had now assembled, and from them I learned that the tiger had last been seen ten days previously in a village twenty miles away, on the eastern slope of the ridge, where it had killed and eaten a man and his wife. When a tiger becomes a man-eater it loses all fear of human beings and, as human beings move about more freely in the day than they do at night, it is able to secure its victims during daylight hours and there Author’s Note xiii is no necessity for it to visit their habitations at night.

Fortunately the wounded animal most unaccountably decided against a charge. There is nothing more disappointing, for a gun dog than pf be teft at home when his master goes out, and as bird-shooting was now taboo for Robin, I started taking him with me when I went out after big game.

His humble yet calculating nature jumps off the page and the reader really does feel that they are shadowing him through the ravines and jungles of India. Corbett held the rank of colonel in ,umaon British Indian Army and was frequently called upon by the government of the United Provinces, now the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, to kill man-eating tigers and leopards that were harassin Edward Pf “Jim” Corbett was a British hunter, turned conservationist, author and naturalist, famous for hunting a large number of man-eaters in India.

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I was new to this game of man- eater hunting or I should not have exposed myself to an attack in the way I had done. Next morning we were kymaon on the ground.

Man-Eaters of Kumaon

I did not want a pup, and it was quite by accident that I happened to be with a friend when the litter of seven was decanted from a very filthy basket for her inspection. Interesting stories about an area of India which was certainly a lovely if dangerous part of the world at that time I was delighted to find that this is still a favourite book after all this time.

She flinched at this second shot but continued, with her ears laid flat and bared teeth, to stand her ground, while I sat with rifle to shoulder trying to think what it would be best for me corbetf do when she charged, for the rifle was empty and I had no more cartridges.

Photos Add Image Add an image Do you have any images for this title? For one thing, when wounded animals have to eatrrs followed up on foot, chance shots are not indulged in, and for another, the vital parts are more accessible when shooting on the same level as the animal than when shoot- ing down on it.

Man-Eaters of Kumaon by Jim Corbett

When’ it was half-way down it disappeared into heavy grass, and disturbed two ghooral that had been lying up there. He is conflicted when he shoots one tiger that later turns out to be innocent. The village was situated on the top of a long ridge running east and west, and just below the road on which I had spent the night the hill fell steeply away to the north in a series of grassy slopes; on these slopes I was told ghooral were plentiful, and several men volunteered to show me over the ground.

Her tracks now as she carried away the girl led into a wilderness of rocks, some acres in extent, where the eatfrs was both difficult and dangerous.