A tiger ate a man in Khabarovsk, Russia

A tiger ate a man in Khabarovsk, Russia
A tiger ate a man in Khabarovsk, Russia

Mikhail Shabaldin, a 41-year-old lumberjack, sat in a toilet while working in a remote Russian village and then disappeared. Tiger tracks were found at a crime scene in Khabarovsk, an eastern region bordering China.

The horrifying video, in which Mikhail's shocked colleague shows pieces of toilet paper and even the missing man's bloodied clothes and entrails, indicate that the man has died.


The majestic Amur tigers - the largest felines in the world - hunt wild animals and people in Russia, China and North Korea.

There are only 700 of them left in the wild, although their numbers are recovering from conservation efforts by the governments of Russia and China.

It is believed that Shabaldin was attacked when he left his temporary home next to a logging site in the Khabarovsk Territory to go to the toilet at night.

Searches are underway, but locals admit the chances of finding the lumberjack alive are slim.

According to one version, a hungry or wounded Amur tigress attacked a person to feed her cubs, but a full investigation is underway.

Shabaldin was on a 15-day logging shift when he was attacked. His wife Elena was informed of the terrible incident.

Mikhail's friend was confident in the fate of the poor fellow.

He said, "He was killed by a tiger, that's a fact. His body hasn't been found yet."

Many loggers say they are "afraid of encountering a predator" but do not carry weapons for protection.

A friend added: "Tigers are often found there. Everyone knows about it."

Sergei Aramilev, director of the Amur Tiger Center, says tigers tend to shy away from their human companions.

He explained: “It is too early to say what exactly happened to the missing person.

A group went to the scene to find out the circumstances of the incident."

“Usually tigers try to avoid human habitats.

"Although this predator is the king of the taiga, he is afraid of" two-legged animals."

"Hunger, provocation, a weakened state due to illness or injury can cause the beast to attack a person.

"A wild animal that attacks a person is usually removed from the wild."

"After that, the experts make a further decision on the fate of the animal."

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