I've posted this one before but there's something special about this picture. Maybe it's the terrifying maneater that has finally been accounted for - or the little boy who's smiling since he could walk through the forests without the constant fear that had enveloped people of those parts for years. In any case, here is the Talla Des Maneating Tigress, shot in India in April 1929 by Jim Corbett, after a career spanning eight years and one hundred and fifty human kills to her credit..
I'm thinking of chronicling the notable maneating big cats in history. There is so little about them avialable on the web, I feel it will be a good idea to put their accounts online - their depredations and the people who braved them.