Tambun Gediu, a 60-year-old man from Sungai Tiang, Malaysia, was hunting squirrel in Belum Forest when he crossed paths with the large cat. He tried to get away from the tiger by climbing a tree, but the cat got hold of him and dragged him back down.
Luckily for Tambun, his wife heard the ruckus and came running to her husbands aid. With her she brought a large wooden ladle, which she used to beat the tiger over the head until it retreated from the attack.
Tambun told the newspaper, "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."