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Indian cops using Calvin Klein cologne to trap man-eating tiger that’s ‘killed 14’… as expert warns it’s hooked on ‘sweet’ human meat

The fearsome predator – which wildlife officials have named T-1 – prowls a jungle near Pandharkawada and terrorises those living nearby.

A string of deaths has caused panic in the town where bodies have reportedly been found missing limbs and covered in large scratch marks.

One hunter says the female tiger "has developed a taste" for "sweet human meat" killing at least five people. Locals put the number at 14.

The country's Supreme Court has approved a shoot-to-kill order if attempts to sedate and relocate the animal are unsuccessful.

Rangers riding elephants launched  a “military-style operation” with AK-47s and tranquiliser guns to capture her and move her to a zoo.


However, after failing to get a sniff of the big cat they're now using 'Obsession' to seduce the elusive female, reports the New York Times.

“I know, it’s really funny,” said Sunil Limaye, one of the top forestry officials directing the thunt. “But what are we going to do?”

The fragrance contains civetone, a compound originally found in the scent glands of a civet,though now normally made synthetically.

Obsession has been billed as irresistible to females – and animal experts have revealed it is also a very big hit with felines.

Civetone is said to drive big cats wild. They roll around it, they take huge sniffs, they luxuriate in the smell for several minutes.

“Whatever is in that, cats love it,” one feline expert told Scientific American. “They just seem to be in absolute heaven.”

The frustrated rangers plan to spray the Calvin Klein cologne near their 100 camera traps in a bid to surround the tiger.

“I know, it’s really funny,” said Sunil Limaye, a forestry officials directing the tiger hunt. “But what are we going to do?”

“It’s a game of wait and watch,” he said, revealing thermal drones also failed to track down the cunning tiger in  the Maharashtra region.

Over the past few months, the killer cat has been spotted only a few times, but to date she has managed to evade her hunter's scopes.

The desperate rangers have sacrificed several horses to draw the giant cat out of hiding but she's just eaten them before runnning off.

"It’s going to be impossible to tranquilise her,” said Nawab Shafat Ali Khan, a famous hunter who has killed dozens of “rogue” tigers.

“She has learned from all these botched capture operations. We’ve made her very smart. Brilliant, actually.”

The famed hunter said once a tiger tastes human flesh it is hooked because of all the "ginger, salt and spices" we consume.

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