Most predatory animals can, and will, see humans as prey appropriate, in appropriate circumstances, however, the 'man-eaters' true, is, individual animals that prefer human flesh than other meats, it is very rare. List below is a selection of some of the worst cases of man-eaters are recorded in history
10. The Lions of Njombe
We begin this list with the worst cases of man-eating lion. A group of lions prefer human flesh than other foods. Occurred in 1932, in Tanzania near the town of Njombe. A group of lions came and brutally murdered the local community. History tells us that the lion is controlled by a shaman from a local tribe, named Matamula Mangera, who send large lions raging as a weapon of revenge against the citizens of Tanzania after Matamula Mangera ousted from office. The chieftain was so afraid of man-eating lion that Mangera send. They pleaded Matamula Mangera to become leaders of nations again, but he refused. Lions continued to attack and, finally, claimed 1500 human lives (some say more than 2000); worst lion attacks throughout history, and one of the worst cases of animal attacks ever recorded. Finally, George Rushby, a famous hunter, decides to end the attacks. He killed 15 lions, and the rest leave the area by itself, finally ended the nightmare. But, of course, the locals believe that the lion that went away due to the tribal leaders who have agreed to restore the old job Matamula Mangera
9. Two Toed Tom
Two Toed Tom is a man-eating very wild, and today it is difficult to know which part of the story is real, and which are myth. Two Toed Tom is a male giant crocodile that roamed the marshes on the border of Alabama and Florida around 1920. He lost all the fingers except the two of the fingers on his left hand, and leave a trail that is very recognizable in the mud, so he was nicknamed 'Two Toed Tom' by the local community. It is said that he had lost his toes in an iron trap.
He has four half-meter long, and people claim that he was not a normal crocodile, but the devil sent from hell to terrorize them. Tom made himself famous by eating dozens of cattle, mules and, of course, human beings, especially women who are washing clothes in water. Because Tom is often attacked, many farmers trying to kill Tom, but the bullet only a small effect and did not managed to kill Tom. One farmer even tried to kill him using dynamite, farmer Tom tsb has pursued for twenty years, but always failed, so he decided to throw a bucket of 15 dynamite into the lake where Tom is located. Farmers tsb think the problem is over.
The blast killed everything that was in the lake they will be, except for Tom. A few moments after the explosion, the farmer and his son heard a horrible screaming and splashing sounds coming from the lake near his home. They rushed to the spot and saw bright eyes Tom shortly before he disappeared beneath the surface. The cry was then known as the cry of a girl when half dead girls appeared on the lake. It's hard to believe if this story is a real story or just folklore, but everything seems to indicate that the Two Toed Tom is real, and he continues to explore the swamps of Florida for years. People are constantly reported seeing a large male crocodiles bask on the shores of the lake, and the roar audible voice every morning. They identify the creatures they will be as Tom with traces of two fingers. The most amazing part of this story is, even though he was most famous during the 1920's, Tom apparently still alive during the 1980s, when a large crocodile fingered two reported to be in the same swamp where he had roamed all his life. Many accomplished hunter who tried to catch, but the Two Toed Tom was never caught.
Noted the most dangerous wild animals in Japan are Japanese Giant Hornet, which kill an average of 40 people per year. However, the largest predator, and most powerful in the land of Japan is Brown Bear, and, perhaps the most brutal in history is a bear attack that occurred in the village Sankebetsu, Hokkaido, in 1915. At that time, Sankebetsu first is a village with a population of very little and are in the wild. The area was inhabited by brown bears, including a huge male bear, known as Kesagake. In the past, Kesagake come to eat the corn harvest Sankebetsu to local residents. It felt a disturbance, he was shot by two villagers and fled to the mountains, she was reportedly injured. The villagers believe that, after being shot, the bear would be afraid of humans and away from crops. They were wrong.
On December 9, 1915, Kesagake appear again. He entered the Ota family home, where the farmer's wife was caring for her baby alone. The bear attacked the baby, kill the baby, then after the farmer's wife. He tried to defend himself by throwing firewood into the beast, but finally Kesagake dragged into the forest. When people arrived, they found the floor and walls are splattered with blood. Thirty people went into the forest, determined to kill the bear and save the poor woman. They found Kesagake and shot him again, but they failed to kill him. The animal ran away and they found the partially eaten body of a woman who had been buried under the snow, where a bear has to save a woman's body they will be for consumption later.
The bear then returned to the Ota family farm, and sent armed guards to keep watch Kesakage will attack. But this strategy leaves a gap in another house that is not protected, and Kesagake take advantage of this vulnerability, attack the family home mauling Miyoke and everyone in it. Although some people managed to escape, two children were killed and so was a pregnant woman, who according to witnesses who survived, pleading for the life of her baby to the predator. Of course, it was all in vain; Kesagake kill him too. When the guards realized their mistake and returned home Miyoke, they found the bodies of two children, women and the fetus she is carrying all lying around the blood that covered the floor. Only in two days, Kesagake has killed six people. The villagers were terrified and most of the guards leave their posts for fear.
A famous bear hunter told about the incident, and he identified the bear as Kesagake and they will tell that the bear is really targeting Sankebetsu village. At first he refused to participate in the hunt, but eventually he joined the group and on 14, he was one person who finally succeeded in killing Kesagake. The bear measures nearly three feet with a weight of 380 kg. Human remains found in the stomach. Horrific incident did not end there, a few people who survived the attack died of his injuries. One of the victims drowned in a river. Areas immediately abandoned by villagers and becomes a ghost town. Even today, incidents of animal attacks Sankebetsu remains the worst in the history of Japan, and one of the most brutal in history.
7. The New Jersey Shark
Shark attacks occurred in 1916, at that time little is know about the type of shark that attacked, and some scientists even claim that the shark is not dangerous at all. This is one of very few real cases 'sharks eat people', known as shark attacks and most familiar as an isolated incident. It all happened along the coast of New Jersey, the first victim was a young man named Charles Vansant who was attacked in a very shallow water while swimming with his dog, some people, including his family, witnessed the attack, and coast guard rushed to rescue the boy. The shark is very resilient and seem to follow the movement of the guard lifeguard on the beach. Shark teeth are cut Vansant femoral artery and one of his legs torn sharks they will be, he is spending a lot of blood and finally died in place before he can be brought to the hospital. Five days later, another man, Charles Brother, was attacked by the same shark while swimming far from shore. Initially reported by witnesses that a red boat was upside down, in fact, the 'red boat' is a bloody boat Brother. The shark bit off his leg. He was dragged back to shore, where his body is destroyed seems 'cause fainting woman', but it was too late, he was dead when he reached the shore.
Although sharks have been seen for several days, scientists who were informed of the attack claiming that it was not a shark attack, and said that the culprit might be the killer whale or sea turtle! The next attack occurred not at sea, but in a river near the town of Matawan. Once again, people reported seeing a shark in the river, but they were ignored, until on 12 July, an eleven-year-old boy was attacked while swimming and was dragged down the water. Some townspeople rushed to the river, and a man named Stanley Fisher jumped into the water to find the remains of the boy, but he was also attacked by a shark and died from the wounds which caused shark attack. The latest victim was a young child, nearly 30 minutes after the attack on Stanley Fisher. Although he was seriously injured, he was the only survivor.
On July 14, a female giant white shark caught in Raritan Bay near the town of Matawan. It is said that human remains found in the stomach. But, although they will be mistaken for a shark-eating people, not everyone is convinced they will be suspected. Today, scientists believe that even a giant white shark is probably the perpetrator of the first two attacks, the attacks may be carried out Matawan River Bull Shark. In contrast to white sharks, bull sharks can survive in freshwater, and is a very aggressive species, which is considered by some as a shark is more dangerous than the white shark. Nonetheless, this is the beginning of the terrible reputation as a man-eating White Shark. Once confirmed that Jersey is the act of shark attacks, sharks into man-eaters in history. Tsb incident inspired the most famous novel by Peter Benchley, Jaws, later adapted into a movie by Steven Spielberg. Even today, many people who after seeing the movie scared to go into the sea water, and it all started in 1916.
6. The Bear of Mysore
Although often persecuted Sloth Bear population in India, they very rarely take casualties. In fact, they rarely eat meat at all, and prefers to eat termites and fruit, and very fond of honey. However, there is a Sloth Bear who became killer evil.
There are some very odd stories about the origins of Mysore Killer Bear; some people say the bear is a stud and at first he kidnapped a girl to be her partner. The girl was rescued by villagers and the bear is inserted into the hole of torture.
Another version says that this bear was a female lion who had been killed by humans, and he became a killer for revenge. However, most experts now believe that the bear may be injured by man, and the results become aggressive. The bear attacked three dozen people in the state of Mysore India. Typical Sloth Bear, he would rip the victim's face with claws and sharp teeth, and those who survive are often left damaged. 12 of the victims died, three of them eat, something very unusual. The bear was eventually killed by Kenneth Anderson, a famous game hunter, even though the animals were initially very difficult to conquer.
5. The Beast of Gevauden
One of the most famous man-eaters, and the most mysterious of all who ever lived. This beast terrorized the province of France Gevauden 1764-1767. Although often recognized as an extraordinary large wolf, the fact that this animal has never really succeeded identified. It said greater than normal wolves, with reddish hair color and the smell was unbearable, and teeth larger than a normal wolf. These creatures are killing the first victim (a young girl) in June 1764. This is the first of a series of highly unusual attack, in which these animals hunt humans as targets utumanya and neglect and domestic livestock. 210 people were attacked, 113 victims died, and 98 are eaten by him. The attacks were so frequent and brutal. many believe that this creature is a demon who is sent by God as punishment, others thought it was a loup-garou, a werewolf.
Although the mainstream view says that 'the Beast' was probably just a big wolf (or a few wolves, because few reports mention the two animals is not one), the fact remains that the description of the creature did not seem to fit with normal European wolves, known person at the time. Some experts believe that these animals may evolve into hyenas. Hyena is actually a very powerful predators and they often prey on humans in Africa and some parts of Asia. (A male hyenas terrorizing Malawi recently, forcing hundreds of people left their villages). Just as animals Gevauden, hyenas known for their formidable teeth and has a strong odor, and they are also bigger and more powerful than the average wolf.
The animal managed to avoid the attack hunters and even soldiers, shows that he is a cunning the legendary man-eaters, but eventually killed in 1767 by local hunter Jean Chastel. History tells us that Chastel using silver bullet to kill the creature, but this is probably a myth. After opening the creature's belly, Chastel last found the remains of human victims.
4. The Ghost and the Darkness
In 1898, Britain started the construction of the railway bridge over the Tsavo River in Kenya. Nine months later, the poor rail workers became the target of two man-eating lion. Lions are very large, measuring more than three meters long. At first, the two lions dragged people from the tent workers, drag them into the bush and eating them at night. But they become more fearful, they will not even drag their victim away and they will start eating meat only a few yards from the tent. Their size, ferocity and cunning they are so extraordinary to many indigenous people who think that they are not lions, but the devil, or maybe the reincarnation of an ancient local kings who tried to repel the British invaders. Two man-eating lions is nicknamed The Ghost and The Darkness. Workers are so afraid of and hundreds of them fled from Tsavo. Construction of the railway bridge was stopped, no one wants to become the next victim of the "lion demon"
Finally, the Chief Engineer in charge of the railway project they will be, John Henry Patterson, decided the only solution is to kill the lion demon very disturbing projects. He almost killed by the lion, but eventually, he managed to shoot a lion who's first in December 1989, and two weeks later, he managed to shoot the second. Noted, the lion has killed 140 people. Patterson also found the nest of the predators', a cave near the edge of the Tsavo River, which contains many of the remains of human victims, and pieces of clothing and ornaments. This cave is still there today. Although many bones have been removed, reportedly still a lot of bones still inside. Some experts have recently claimed that the lions only eat about 35 human victims. But this does not mean they do not kill many people, like the other man-eaters, they reportedly often kill even when not hungry. Today, the man-eating is (or rather, their dolls) can be viewed at the Field Museum in Chicago, and the government of Kenya has expressed interest in building a museum dedicated entirely to them.
3. The Panar Leopard
Leopards are the 'big cat' is the smallest, but that does not mean they are less deadly than 'cat' is more big. Soal fact, the leopard is probably the oldest predators; leopard bites have been found in fossil hominid bones, indicating that this cat have eaten our ancestors who lived in more than three million years ago. But although there is an adult leopard who may see human beings as a suitable prey in the right situation, just a few of them to be 'man-eaters' actually, and prefer human flesh over other foods. Leopards most deadly man-eating leopard of all time is Panar. Male leopard lives in Kumaon region of India in the early twentieth century. He is the most active tiger Panar province, where he killed more than 400 people, becoming the second most prolific man-eaters in history (after The Champawat Tigress see list 2).
It seems that this leopard has been unrivaled by hunters, and can not hunt wild animals, so turned to humans as prey for survival. He was eventually killed by hunters and environmentalists headliner, Jim Corbett, in 1910. Although Panar leopard is the most famous, there are other man-eaters who also feared. Man-eating-Kahani, on record, killing more than 200 people, and man-eating-Rudraprayag, which lurk and kill pilgrims who were on their way to a Hindu shrine, killing 125 people. before he was shot by Jim Corbett. Smaller, more agile and, some say, more cunning than lions or tigers, leopards are considered as the most deadly animal in the world by skillful hunters. One of them claimed that 'if the same size as the leopard lion, they will be ten times more dangerous'.
2. The Champawat Tigress
During the late nineteenth century, among the regions of Nepal to the Himalayas have been terrorized by man-eater most famous and prolific of all that ever existed. Men, women and children, were ambushed in the forest by him. The attacks were so frequent and so deadly that once again people consider it as a vicious animal, and even punishment from the gods. Perpetrators are Bengal tigers that have been shot by hunters. He managed to escape, but the bullet had stripped off his two fangs. Constant pain, and unable to hunt normal prey, tigress became grandchildren hater adam, man-eaters. number of victims of this tigress reached 200. The hunters sent to kill this beast, but he was too cunning and seldom seen by them. Finally, the government of Nepal decided to solve problems big elbow and sent the National Army to kill the cat killer. In addition to animal cases Gevauden (list 5), this may be the only one in history when the army deemed necessary to deal with man-eating animals. But they failed to capture the tigress. He, however, was forced to leave the area and he crossed the Indian border, to the Champawat area where he continued "his human hunting. It was reported that after eating every human being, he will become more daring and more frightening, and finally, he began attacking in the daytime and wandering around the village. People would not dare leave their cottage to work, because they could hear the roar of the killer in the woods waiting for their reply. But this man-eating the same fate, in the end, one man decided to end the reign of the tigress. People was named Jim Corbett, who (ironically) will be one of the first trigger tiger conservation programs.
Corbett later told of how he found a female tiger with only a trail of blood and legs of the latest victim, a teenage girl. Corbett was a brave reply, but he was horrified to see the horrible sights they will be,
Corbett shot the tigress in 1911. Local people are very relieved, grateful and they consider sacred Corbett as incomer. At that time, noted this tigress had killed 436 persons, and may be even more because many victims are missing. He is an individual man-eaters of the most productive in history. Not only that, he was recorded as the largest killer creatures and rival versions of human killer. Only one version of the human killer who is said to rival the Champawat tigress, a famous Hungarian named Countess Bathory Erzebet known as the 'Tigress of Csejte'
All the greatest man-eaters are gone, except one. In Africa, life is a man-eater in our time, the male Nile crocodile measuring six meters and weighing about a ton. He is the largest Nile crocodile who ever lived, and the largest predator individuals across the African continent, and according to indigenous and Patrice Faye (a French naturalist who has spent years trying to catch this man-eating), he has killed more than 300 people until now ! Although still alive and active, and crocodiles (who is nicknamed "Gustave" by Faye) has become a legend. (There's even a film inspired by the stories they will crocodile.
Indigenous population has said he killed the man on the ground of pleasure, not only for food, he kills several people in each attack, and then disappear for months or even years, and appeared again in another place just to kill. No one can predict when or where he will appear next. He also said to have a terrible appetite, and rumor has it that he killed and ate a male adult hippopotamus (an animal that is very dangerous and powerful that most avoid the crocodile). Body of the crocodile carrying the scars of countless. Among wounds wrought by knives, spears and even fire weapons. A black spot at the top of his head is the only one who left bullet scars and bullet should they will to end the 'reign'. But all hunters (and even, once, a group of armed soldiers) have failed to kill him.
Faye himself tried to capture Gustave by building a large trap in the water, but, although the crocodile came up, he never approached the trap-made Faye. He's just swimming around, 'as if mocking the candidate abductors'. Reportedly more than 60 years old, Gustave might be too experienced and smart to be deceived, so that seems Gustave will continue 'pemburuannya' and probably, will become the most prolific man-eater in history. Unlike the way in the days of Champawat tigress; Patrice Faye no longer want to kill Gustave. He wanted to protect him from retaliation human; to capture Gustave alive and keep him safe inside the cage, she hopes to save human lives and man-eating itself, and maybe use it as a seed to help preserve the Nile crocodile. A fence attachment (enclosure) was built in Burundi Ruzizi National Park, waiting for the moment the arrest of the largest man-eaters of our time.