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Ladle-wielding Malaysian woman saves hubby from tiger.

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 14 (ANI): A Malaysian woman has rescued her husband from tiger attack by hitting the animal on its head with a wooden ladle and chasing it away.

Tambun Gediu, 60, from an Orang Asli settlement, was hunting for squirrels near his village in the Gerik Belum Forest Reserve on Saturday when the 90kg tiger pounced on him, reports the Star Online.

He was about to use his blowpipe when he heard some rustling in the bushes and saw the tiger charge at him.

"My first instinct was to climb a tree but the tiger pounced and started clawing me. I had to use all my force to push the tiger's mouth away from my face while shouting for help," he said.

His 55-year-old wife Han Besau, who was nearby and heard her husband's screams, charged at the tiger and hit it on the head with a wooden ladle, causing it to flee.

Gediu is receiving treatment at a hospital for wounds on knees, head and neck. (ANI)

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