Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-09-22 12:30 Mysuru: In a rare case, an eight-year-old tigress was found dead with viper in its stomach at Nagarahole National Tiger Reserve Forest, on Monday. Veterinarians who conducted autopsy on the big cat opined that the tigress must have eaten the viper as there were no external injuries on its body. They also found backbone of Pangolin and the snake’s head and tail. The carcass was found near Muthurayanakere in Anechowkur range in Hunsur reserve forest. Veterinarian Umashankar told Bfirst.in that it is a rarest cause of death for, usually, tigers do not hunt snake and consume it. Besides, for further examination, the viscera samples have been sent to Bengaluru NCBS laboratory. DCF Balachandar present during the autopsy.