CHINA: MAN SURVIVES TIGER ATTACK
Date: 11/12/2000 05:00 AM
Wan Da mountain, north east China - 11 December 2000
1. Interior car driving through forest
2. People walking through forest to find tiger
3. Tiger footprint
4. Tiger among trees
5. Lumberjack having arm operated on
6. X-ray pictures of broken arm
7. SOUNDBITE (Mandarin) Wang Hongwei, Forester
8. Tiger in forest
9. Tiger pawprint
10. Wan Da mountain
A Chinese forestry worker has survived an attack by a tiger in a remote province of China.
The tiger bit the man in the arm, breaking it in two places.
The lumber jack was cutting down trees when the attack happened.
Local reporters went to the scene and were filming the tiger tracks when the endangered animal reappeared - it took gunshots from police escorts to frighten the animal away.
There are thought to be only five to seven wild tigers in this province.
"I was walking by the forest when the tiger suddenly rushed out from 20 metres away and stood on me growling. I used my arm to defend myself but was bitten."
SUPER CAPTION: Survivor