Malaysian Woman And Soup Ladle Saves Husband From Tiger Attack

Posted on February 22, 2011

We have all heard that old expression about being “saved by the bell,” but how many of us can claim to have been saved by an angry woman and a soup ladle?

Such is the weird tale of a Malaysian wife who saved her husband from the jaws of certain death by beating a tiger over the head with a soup ladle!

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Tambun Dedin, aged 60, was hunting squirrels in the forest near his home in northern Malaysia when he came face to face with the deadly cat that immediately pounced on him.

“’I was trailing a squirrel and crouched to shoot it with my blowpipe when I saw the tiger… I tried to escape by climbing up a tree, but the tiger caught up with me and dragged me down. I was terrified and I used all my strength to punch the animal in the face, but it would not budge…. I had to wrestle with it to keep its jaws away from me, and it would have clawed me to death if my wife had not arrived,” said Tambun.

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But the tiger never had to deal with Han Besau, Tambun’s 55-year-old wife, who heard her husband’s screams and came running and yelling to the rescue, brandishing a wooden spoon she had been using to cook soup.

She bashed the tiger over the head, causing it to leave the scene and deal with more manageable and less angry prey.

Tambun’s village is so remote that he had to wait more than 10 hours for help to arrive before he could be taken to the nearest hospital.

He is currently recovering from an operation on the many lacerations to his face and legs. The residents of his village, which is located some 160 miles north of Kuala Lumpur, are hailing his wife as a heroine.

It is estimated that there are about 200 tigers in the jungles north of Kuala Lumpur. Local wildlife officials have sent rangers to track down the big cat and chase it deeper into the jungle where it cannot pose a threat to people (and where it would be too far away to incur Han’s future wrath).

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It would seem that old Shakespearean adage about hell hath no fury should be amended to include “as a woman armed with a wooden spoon!”

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MDeeDubroff

M Dee Dubroff is the penname of this freelance writer and former teacher originally from Brooklyn, New York. A writer of ghostly and horror fiction, she has branched out into the world of humorous non fiction writing and maintains eight web sites covering a wide variety of topics. She also writes feature articles for several local newspapers. Her book entitled: A Taste of Funny, and her website, Eat, Drink And Really Be Merry (http://www.ingestandimbibe.com) feature many well researched and humorous articles on the subject of food and drink.
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4 comments
Linda Morris
Linda Morris

That was a very couragous act by the wife. Surely the husband know just how blessed he is to have such a woman as his wife.

Alecmino
Alecmino

maybe its the soup smell on the ladle that made the tiger sick LOL~ wth was she cooking~

Kn3th
Kn3th

i wonder what happens in the household... scars can be caused by domestic abuse no? nothing like a women scorned or so i heard :D

darev2005
darev2005

When I was in my teens I watched a five foot tall 250 pound Latvian woman chase off a brown bear that weighed probably eight hundred pounds with a cast iron griddle. The bear endured several whacks to the head and backside before fleeing the scene. I never in my entire life saw any creature that big look so startled and frightened. And it took several hours before I could stop laughing long enough to go to work.