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Man throws tiger off during attack

Man throws tiger off during attack

18 October 2008

A MAN's right elbow was bitten through to the bone and his right hand mauled badly when a tiger attacked him.

Despite his wounds, Mr Daud Ahmad, 49, managed to lift up the tiger and throw it off his body, reported Utusan Malaysia.

The police officer was driving home to Padang Terap in Kedah around 6pm on Tuesday when he saw the animal prowling in the jungle.

The police officer, who works as a royal escort to the Sultan of Kedah, got out of the vehicle for a closer look.

He said: 'As soon as I got out, the tiger, which was about the size of a full-grown male goat, instantly pounced on me and attacked me.'

Mr Ahmad said that in spite of the pain, he managed to fight off the tiger.

He said: 'I tried defending myself by lifting the tiger and used all my strength to throw it off me towards the direction of the road.

'After that, I ran into my car and drove home as fast as I could to get treatment.'

He has since been warded at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in Alor Star.

The father of two children, aged 12 and 16, is in a stable condition after undergoing an operation yesterday.

He said: 'Thank goodness I was able to defend myself against the tiger's attacks.',4136,180433,00.html

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