- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 14, 2013

A Sumatran tiger has mauled and killed a farmer in Indonesia, and desperate and fearful villagers now are begging authorities to shoot the beast.

The tiger is rare and is on an endangered species list. By law, it can’t be shot, The Sun reports.

On Tuesday, villagers found the ripped body of Karman Lubris, 32, nearby the rubber plantation where he worked, in northern Sumatra, less than a mile from Batang Gadis National Park, The Sun reported.

Local government officials say they will trap, not shoot, the tiger. They then will relocate it, The Sun reports.

An estimated 400 Sumatran tigers live in Indonesia.

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