Man-eater is a colloquial term for an individual animal that preys on humans as a pattern of hunting behavior. This does not include the scavenging of corpses, a single attack born of opportunity or desperate hunger, or the incidental eating of a human that the animal has Adult man nature in self-defense. However, all three cases especially the last two may habituate an animal to Adult man nature human flesh or to attacking humansand may foster the development of man-eating behavior.
Although human beings can be attacked by many kinds of animals, man-eaters are those that have incorporated human flesh into their usual diet and actively hunt and kill humans. Most reported cases of man-eaters have involved lionstigersleopards  and crocodilians. However, they are by no means the only predators that will attack humans if given the chance; a wide variety of species have also been known to adopt humans as usual prey, including bearsKomodo dragons and hyenas.
Tigers are recorded to have killed more people than any other big cat, and tigers have been responsible for more human deaths through direct attack than any other wild mammal.
The majority of victims are reportedly in the tiger's territory when the attack takes place. A theory promoted to explain this suggests that since tigers drink fresh water
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Other theories include the sharing of their habitat with human beings and the consumption of human corpses during floods. Man-eating lions have been recorded to actively enter human villages at night as well as during the day to acquire prey. This greater assertiveness usually makes man-eating lions easier to dispatch than tigers.
Lions typically become man-eaters for the same reasons as tigers: The lion's proclivity for man-eating has been systematically examined. American and Tanzanian scientists report that man-eating behavior in rural areas of Tanzania Adult man nature greatly from to At least villagers were attacked and many eaten over this period—a number far exceeding the more famed "Tsavo" incidents of a century earlier. While the "Adult man nature" of villagers into bush country is one concern, the authors argue that conservation policy must mitigate the danger because, in this case, conservation contributes directly to human deaths.
Cases in Lindi have been documented where lions seize humans from the centre of substantial villages. It is estimated that over people are killed by lions every year. Man-eating lions studies indicate that African lions eat humans as a supplement to other food, not as a last resort. Man-eating leopards are a small percentage of all leopards, but have undeniably been a menace in some areas;  one leopard in India killed over people.
In the area that Corbett knew well, dead people are usually cremated completely, but when there is a bad disease "Adult man nature," the death rate outruns the supply of cremation pyre wood and people burn the body a little and throw it over the edge of the burning ghat. Attacks in Africa are reported less often, though there have been occasions where attacks occurred in daylight.
Both Corbett and Kenneth Anderson have written that hunting the man eating panther presented more challenges than any other animal. Jaguar attacks on humans are rare nowadays. The risk to humans would increase if
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Due to the expanding human population, cougar ranges increasingly overlap with areas inhabited by humans. Attacks on humans are very rare, as cougar prey recognition is a learned behavior and they do not generally recognize humans as prey. Attacks are most frequent during late spring and summer, when juvenile cougars leave their mothers and search for new territory. Unlike other big cat man-eaters, cougars do not kill humans as a result of old age or food preference, but in of their territory.
Such behavior has been documented in hunts by humans, where the cougar is flushed out by dogs which it either outruns or mauls some distance away. Then, the cougar circles around and mauls the hunter in ambush attack. Cougars living close to human habitat will view the humans as passing livestock, and attack women and children on occasion. The only documented man-eaters among the great apes are humans themselves and common chimpanzeeswho prey on human infants.
Contrasted to other carnivorous mammals known to attack humans for food, the frequency with which wolves have been recorded to kill people is rather low, indicating that, though potentially dangerous, wolves are among the least threatening for their size and "Adult man nature" potential, except for the dog which poses lethal hazards for Adult man nature other than predation.
In the rare cases in which man-eating wolf attacks occur, the majority of victims are children. Habituation can also when people intentionally encourage wolves to approach them, usually by offering them food, or unintentionally, when people do not sufficiently intimidate them.
Attacks on humans by dingoes are rare, with only three recorded fatalities in Australia. The most famous record of a dingo attack was the disappearance of nine-week-old Azaria Chamberlain. Her parents reported that they both saw a dingo taking Azaria out of their tent when she and her family were out on a camping trip to Uluru. Much like other large land carnivores, domestic dogs have the power, strength, speed, agility, voraciousness, intelligence, cunning, and bite force of mammalian species generally understood as man-eaters.
Add to this the sort of organization that Adult man nature associates with lions, hyenas, and wolves, and even a pack of small dogs is potentially as lethal as a single large predator. Predatory attacks by dogs like wolves on Adult man nature and wildlife larger than humans demonstrate the potential of a dog as a man-eater. A Adult man nature dog or a pack of dogs of adequate number depending on size of the dogs has the capacity to kill a human even Adult man nature predatory intent, and most fatal dog attacks do not result from hunger.
Self-extrication from a dog attack is extremely difficult. Adult man nature the larger predatory land animals, the dog is arguably the least likely to kill humans as prey. Pet dogs are ordinarily too well fed to contemplate humans as food, and even strays are likely to find food through scavenging or begging.
Predatory acts by dogs upon humans have occurred, and many such incidents were the result of human misconduct. Guards such as Irma Grese and Kurt Franz often set dogs upon live Adult man nature in Nazi concentration camps with the dog killing the victim and partially devouring the corpse. Although there have been a number of them, almost all known predatory coyote attacks on humans have failed.
To date, other than the Kelly Keen coyote attack and the Taylor Mitchell coyote attackall known victims have survived by fighting, fleeing, or being rescued, and only in the latter case was the victim partially eaten, although that case occurred in Nova Scotia where the local animals are eastern coyotes coywolves.
Polar bears, being almost completely unused to the presence of humans and therefore having no ingrained fear of them, will hunt people for food, though with the right precautions they are easily deterred. Although bears rarely attack humans, bear attacks often cause devastating injuries due to the size and immense strength of the giant land and shoreline carnivores. As with dogs, predatory intent is not necessary; territorial disputes and protection of cubs can result in death by bear attack.
Truly man-eating bear attacks are uncommon, but are known to occur when the animals are diseased or natural prey is scarce, often leading them to attack and eat anything they are able to kill.
In Julydozens of starving bears killed two geologists working at a salmon hatchery in Kamchatka.
Lone, predatory black bears are responsible for most human attacks in the United States and Canada, according to a study from Unlike female bears, motivated to attack humans to protect cubs, male black Adult man nature actually prey on humans, viewing them as a potential food source. Though usually shy and cautious animals, Asian black bears are more aggressive toward humans than the brown bears of Eurasia. They are, however, unpredictable in temperament, and will attack if they are surprised or
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Although hyenas readily feed upon human corpses, they are generally very wary of humans and less dangerous than the big cats whose territory overlaps with theirs. Nonetheless, both the spotted hyena and the smaller striped hyena are powerful predators quite capable of an adult human, and are known to attack people when food is scarce. Like most predators, hyena attacks tend to target women, children, and infirm men, though both species can and do attack healthy adult males on occasion.
The spotted hyena is the more dangerous of the two species, being larger, more predatory, and more aggressive than the striped hyena. The brown hyena and aardwolf are not known to prey on humans.
Although not true carnivores, pigs are competent predators and can kill and eat helpless humans unable to escape them. Despite small individual size, rats in large numbers can kill helpless people by eating humans alive. Although not true carnivores, rats are unfussy eaters and social predators should the opportunity Adult man nature.
Rat torture has been used upon political prisoners, [ citation needed ] and not only in such fiction as Nineteen Eighty-Four. Crocodile attacks Adult man nature people are common in places where crocodiles are native. The saltwater and Nile crocodiles are responsible for more attacks and more deaths than any other wild predator that attacks humans for food.
Each year, hundreds of deadly attacks are attributed to the Nile crocodile within sub-Saharan Africa. A lot of other crocodile species are also dangerous to humans, but most of the others will usually not actively try to hunt them. Despite their manifest ability to kill prey similar to or larger than humans in size and their commonness in an area of dense human settlement the southeastern United States, especially FloridaAmerican alligators rarely prey upon humans.
Even so, there have been several notable instances of alligators opportunistically attacking humans, especially the careless, small children, and elderly. Incidents have Adult man nature,  and they may not all have been predatory in nature. Only very few species of snakes are physically capable of swallowing an adult human. Although quite a few claims have been made about giant snakes swallowing adult humans, only a limited number have been confirmed. Large constricting snakes will sometimes constrict and kill prey that are too large to swallow.
A large constricting snake may Adult man nature or swallow an infant or a small child, a threat that is legitimate and empirically proven. Cases of python attacks on children have been recorded for the green anacondathe African rock python the Burmese python,  and possibly the Australian scrub or amethystine python.
In the Philippinesmore than a quarter of Aeta men a modern forest-dwelling hunter-gatherer group have reported surviving reticulated python predation attempts. In South Africa ina year-old boy was swallowed whole by a foot-long African Rock Python.
The only group of snakes able to eat an adult human being are the largest constrictors
Adult man nature and anacondas, all nonvenomouswhich include the largest snakes in the world:. In in Indonesia, an adult was discovered inside of a 7 metre long python and on June 14, a 54 year old women named Wa Tiba was eaten by a reticulated python, which had slithered into her garden at her home.
Large Komodo dragons are the only known lizard species to occasionally attack and consume humans.
Because they live on remote islands, attacks are infrequent and may go unreported. Despite their large Adult man nature, attacks people are often unsuccessful and the victims manage to escape although severe wounds are usually "Adult man nature." Some evidence supports the contention that the African crowned eagle occasionally views human children as prey, with a witness account of one attack in which the victim, a seven-year-old boy, survived and the eagle was killed and the discovery of part of a human child skull in a nest.
This would make it the only living bird known to prey on humans, although other birds such as ostriches and cassowaries have killed humans in self-defense and a lammergeier might have killed Aeschylus on accident. Some fossil evidence indicates large birds of prey occasionally preyed on prehistoric hominids. The Taung Childan early human found in Adult man nature, is believed to have been killed by an eagle-like bird similar to the crowned eagle.
The extinct Haast's eagle may have Adult man nature on humans in New Zealandand this conclusion would be consistent with Maori folklore. Leptoptilos robustus  might have preyed on both Homo floresiensis and anatomically modern humans, and the Malagasy crowned eagleteratornsWoodward's eagle and Caracara major  are similar in size to the Haast's eagle, implying that they similarly could pose a threat to a human being.
Contrary to popular belief, [ citation needed ] only a limited number of shark species are known to pose a serious threat to humans. The species that are most dangerous can be indiscriminate and will take any potential meal they happen to come across as an oceanic whitetip might eat a person floating in the water after a shipwreckor may bite out of curiosity or mistaken identity as with a great white shark attacking a human on a surfboard possibly because it resembles its favoured prey, a seal.
Of more than shark speciesonly four have been involved in a significant number of fatal unprovoked attacks on humans: Due to its small size, no individual piranha could ever kill a human even if it can take a painful bite of flesh. The ability of a shoal of piranhas to overwhelm and devour a capybara similar in size to human demonstrates the potential of piranhas as man-eaters.
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