Would an unarmored man armed with only a spear be able to take down a tiger?

Would an unarmored man armed with only a spear be able to take down a tiger?

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  1. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Depends. A modern man, an agricultural man, or an hunter gatherer? The latter would win, the former two not really.

  2. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    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.

  3. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    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.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      >it's possible, 19/20 times the human wins
      Fixed that for you.

  4. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    A lot of variables, but generally yes.

  5. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    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.

  6. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    tigers are so kino

  7. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    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.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      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.

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        elephants are slow AF though. I'd be more worried about a rhino or hippo.

        • 10 months ago
          Anonymous

          >elephants are slow AF though
          Lol. Lmao, even.

          • 10 months ago
            Anonymous

            They are pretty much the only quadruped slower than humans.

            • 10 months ago
              Anonymous

              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.

              • 10 months ago
                Anonymous

                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.
                https://journals.biologists.com/jeb/article/209/19/3812/16362/The-locomotor-kinematics-of-Asian-and-African

                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.

            • 10 months ago
              Anonymous

              Wow, a genuine mongoloid fricking moron.

              • 10 months ago
                Anonymous

                No, you're the moron taking elephant speed to be the first result on google searches. Delete your post before you embarrass yourself
                https://journals.biologists.com/jeb/article/209/19/3812/16362/The-locomotor-kinematics-of-Asian-and-African

              • 10 months ago
                Anonymous

                No, you're the moron taking elephant speed to be the first result on google searches. Delete your post before you embarrass yourself
                https://journals.biologists.com/jeb/article/209/19/3812/16362/The-locomotor-kinematics-of-Asian-and-African

                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 fricking big.

  8. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Would you be better with a spear or knife?

  9. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sharp stick too easy.

  10. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    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

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      real life is not dark souls

  11. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. Is success guaranteed? No.

  12. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    malaysian/indochinese tiger maybe. bengal tiger highly unlikely, and siberian tiger absolutely not unless it's way too young/old and/or crippled

  13. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, but the Tiger will take the man down before it died.

  14. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    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.

  15. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on the man, he would have to be an exceptional specimen but it can be done.

  16. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Dindu children in Africa kill lions with spears as part of their rite of passage. So it’s not impossible.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      >dindu
      Cant tell if thats an actual tribe or a joke

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        The might be related to the Negritos, senor.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      they don't and tigers are larger than lions, and ambush predators at that

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        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.

        https://maasai-association.org/lion.html#:~:text=Lion%20hunt%20was%20a%20traditiona,passage%20rather%20than%20a%20hobby.

        Big Cats get BTFO’d by sharp stick every day

        • 10 months ago
          Anonymous

          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.

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        Lions are ambush predators to moron. 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.

        • 10 months ago
          Anonymous

          frick off ESL moron

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      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

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        Jesus Christ, the tigers are shooting people!?

        • 10 months ago
          Anonymous

          My uncle was taking a shit on the street outside and he got sniped by a Lee-Enfield

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Killing an endangered species for some abstract ritual
      Why are they still allowed to do that, they should be treated like poachers

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        In all fairness they were doing it first. But objectively you're right, it's kind of bullshit.

  17. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    He could but there’s a good chance the spear gets knocked away, breaks off, gets stuck, etc and he gets ripped to shreds

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