People in the Ganges Delta in India have found a good way to prevent being mauled by Bengal tigers: Wearing a mask behind their head. Workers in the area forests came up with the idea, arguing that tigers only attack people from behind.
In a three-year span, no people wearing masks were killed. By comparison, 29 people were killed in an overlapping 18-month period. Other methods that they have to prevent attacks are human-shaped dummies made of bamboo and mud, dressed in clothes with human scent and attached to electric wires. This, they hoped, would dissuade tigers from attacking humans, thinking they would all give them a little jolt.