Back in November, two Russians were rescued after being lost for four months in the taiga wilderness. How did they survive? In part, apparently, by eating their comrade.
|The taiga is found throughout the high northern latitudes, between the tundra, and the steppes.|
According to a Discovery News report, a group of four men disappeared in August on a river fishing expedition to the vast Yakutia region in Russia’s Far East, one of the most remote and inhospitable places in the world.
|Taiga Forest near Lake Baikal, Russia|
During questioning, one of the two rescued men admitted to participating in cannibalism after the third man had froze to death, according to reports.
|Cannibalism took place in Russia and Lithuania during the famine of 1571|
The men apparently covered roughly 94 miles on foot after the breakdown of their jeep.