Tigers In Indonesia Tree Six, Kill One

Villagers come to their aid

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A group of police and park officials rescued five men that had been treed by six tigers for five days in Indonesia's Mount Leuser National Park. The group was helped from the branches, where they had subsisted off of rain water. The sixth member of their party was mauled to death earlier in the ordeal when he fell from a branch.

The six men originally went into the park to search for a rare agar wood used in perfumes and incense. While trapping animals for food, they accidentally caught a tiger cub, angering its mother and leading five more of the animals to join in on the attack.

After climbing into the trees, the group texted nearby villages asking for help. After a long trek into the reservation, three animal tamers and a host of soldiers and policemen were able to scare off the remaining three tigers.

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