Dr Sahathep claimed most of the abbot's injuries occurred when he slipped and fell. Only the scratches on his face came from the tiger.
Luangta Chan, was walking Hern Fa, a male Bengal tiger about seven years old, on Saturday afternoon when he accidentally slipped and fell to the ground, jerking the big cat's leash. That startled the tiger and caused it to maul the monk's face, according to Dr Sahathep and Luangta Chan's disciples.
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Abbot suffered only 'little scratches' from tiger - Bangkok Post