Would an unarmored man armed with only a spear be able to take down a tiger? Posted on April 29, 2023 by Anonymous Would an unarmored man armed with only a spear be able to take down a tiger?
Depends. A modern man, an agricultural man, or an hunter gatherer? The latter would win, the former two not really.
You could try to use terrain advantage and funnel it in. Tigers can climb trees and swim, so those are out. They've also been known to go into the caves of hibernating bears to try to prey on them. Find a cave with a small enough entrance, rig it with branches so that something that goes in would have trouble backing out (like a fish trap), then lure the tiger into the cave. You would be waiting with a spear at the end of the cave. Ideally the cave would only be big enough for the tiger to go in, but not to maneuver around you. Good luck, and let me know how it goes.
Its possible, but 19/20 times the tiger wins. And even the 1 win you get, there is a pretty big chance the tiger runs down the spear disembowels you anyway. Big Cats are pretty busted.
>it's possible, 19/20 times the human wins
Fixed that for you.
A lot of variables, but generally yes.
If the man is well trained and willing to risk death than sure. He has a fair chance. Even if he dies a single good injury on the big cat will fester and eventually kill it as well.
tigers are so kino
The Romans tested every matchup they could get their hands on in Venationes
It's hard to find records of actual win rates and shit but "dude with spear fights X" extended all the way up to bears and bulls, including all the big cats, and they won often enough that there were professionals that made careers out of it.
They also had access to hippos and elephants but I can't find any record of solo combat against them, whether that's because it just isn't realistic or they were too valuable to use for that.
I don't think I'd want to go up against an elephant alone with a spear, you're just begging to get trunk parried at that point.
And then the elephant will have the spear. Chilling.
elephants are slow AF though. I'd be more worried about a rhino or hippo.
>elephants are slow AF though
Lol. Lmao, even.
They are pretty much the only quadruped slower than humans.
For the record, adult african elephants can run up to 25 mph and in case you didn't know, that's faster than Bolt's 100 meter run.
Read the literature, elephants have only ever been recorded as running up to ~20mph with most of them running 18mph or less as maximum speeds. Usain Bolt reaches 27mph at his top speed.
You will be unable to find a source for the often quoted "25mph" that shows up as the first google result. It's a meme that has become widespread from poor early estimates.
Wow, a genuine mongoloid fucking retard.
No, you're the retard taking elephant speed to be the first result on google searches. Delete your post before you embarrass yourself
Unless you're arguing there's quadrupeds that are slower than humans, I guess that's technically correct if you consider animals like tortoises, but the vast majority of quadruped mammals run faster than humans, excepting elephants because they're way too fucking big.
Would you be better with a spear or knife?
Sharp stick too easy.
Yeah just get behind the tiger. Hang on to her back and keep stabbing her with the spear. If she tries to kick you just step to the side and then get back in position when her kick is done
real life is not dark souls
Yes. Is success guaranteed? No.
malaysian/indochinese tiger maybe. bengal tiger highly unlikely, and siberian tiger absolutely not unless it's way too young/old and/or crippled
Yes, but the Tiger will take the man down before it died.
If my grandpa and uncles can do it solo in the jungles of Laos with a knife and pointy stick when they were in their prime, then yes, a metal point attached to a stick shouldn't be too different.
Depends on the man, he would have to be an exceptional specimen but it can be done.
Dindu children in Africa kill lions with spears as part of their rite of passage. So it’s not impossible.
Cant tell if thats an actual tribe or a joke
The might be related to the Negritos, senor.
they don't and tigers are larger than lions, and ambush predators at that
Um, yeah they do? The Maasai people are famous for it.
>Lion hunt was a traditiona and historical practice that played an important role in the Maasai culture. The practice was different from trophy hunting; it was symbolically a rite of passage rather than a hobby.
Big Cats get BTFO’d by sharp stick every day
This is implying that the str8 yt nam of North America could ever beat God's Own Natural B1ACK Children of Africa.
Yt men seethe.
Lions are ambush predators to retard. And there are many tribes who kill Lions with spears.
The Maasai are litteraly the best Lion hunters in the world
>Metekai explained that teenage boys in his tribe are given the opportunity to prove they are ready for adulthood by going out into the wild and killing a lion. The purpose of the ritual is for the 15- to 18-year-olds to prove that they are ready to handle trials and tribulations they will face as adults.
fuck off ESL retard
tigers are a whole different beast to lions though. hundreds, if not thousands of Indians have fallen prey to lone tigers ever since the introduction of firearms to the subcontinent
Jesus Christ, the tigers are shooting people!?
My uncle was taking a shit on the street outside and he got sniped by a Lee-Enfield
>Killing an endangered species for some abstract ritual
Why are they still allowed to do that, they should be treated like poachers
In all fairness they were doing it first. But objectively you're right, it's kind of bullshit.
He could but there’s a good chance the spear gets knocked away, breaks off, gets stuck, etc and he gets ripped to shreds