Psyche of a killer

Grey Films, November 8, 2021, 9:11 am

India’s foremost wildlife cameraman- director S.Nallamuthu has been filming tigers in Ranthambore for the past ten years.

What turns these magnificent beasts into man eaters? A mystery that offers no satisfactory explanations. It is said that tigers change their natural diet and become man-eaters if the tiger is wounded or incapacitated. Tigers can also attack humans in a case of “mistaken identity” – if a human is crouching while collecting firewood, or cutting grass. Depletion of tiger’s usual food sources owning to shrinking forest has been cited as another reason. Implausible but prevalent theory is that increased water salinity due to rise global warming has given the tiger a taste for salty human Blood.

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