Rampaging tiger mauls fisherman in bloody attack days after beast ate man alive

A wild tiger jumped through a window of a house before mauling a 19-year-old fisherman in eastern Russia.

The emaciated predator smashed through the glass as it pounced, seriously injuring the man.

His cousin reached for a gun and shot the Siberian tiger, the world's largest cat, dead.

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Angler Sergey Kyalundzyuga was in the house on a fishing trip with two others when the tigers suddenly smashed through the window.

A source said: “They heard a noise outside. Sergey went to the window, and then a male tiger flew into it, breaking the glass with his head.”

Sergey received injuries to the head, neck and arm before his cousin Alexander shot the beast at around 10:30pm.

The cousin also suffered less serious injuries while another man with them fled.

Rescuers took two days to reach the remote spot, before taking the wounded men to hospital in Troitsk.

A video shows the dead tiger in the house and a rescuer saying: “It saw movement [of the curtain] and immediately pounced to attack the window.

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“And in a split second he was inside. One second.”

Sergey remains in intensive care after surgery and “lost a lot of blood, was dehydrated and in traumatic shock,” reported one source.

Investigators are examining the tiger to analyse what might have caused such strange behaviour.

Tiger expert Sergey Aramilev said: “The analysis will also help to determine the reasons for the attack.

“Judging by photo and video materials in the public domain, the tiger had some injuries, which could have prevented him from getting into the woods or foraging for food."

“The tiger looks emaciated. This could be the reason for the attack on the man.”

It comes as experts have noticed an increased trend in tigers attacking people in in the Khabarovsk region, which may be due to an an increased scarcity of food.

Earlier this month the remains of another man were discovered some 100 miles from the latest big cat attack, with evidence he was devoured by a tiger.

In the horrific incident, footage shows the place where a man – Alexander Poznyak, 56, from Sakhalin – was mauled by a tiger in Sovetsko-Gavansky district.

Tiger tracks were seen near the remains of the man who had apparently tried to defend himself with a knife to no avail.

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