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Posted on 09/01/2008 6:52:29 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Putin Saves TV Crew From Escaped Tiger
Russians are lauding Prime Minister Vladimir Putin after he reportedly saved scientists and a film crew from a huge escaped tiger in the Russian Far East. The tiger was no match for the judo champion and former KGB agent with a tranquilizer rifle.
In an act of bravery that could (almost) be made for TV, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin saved a Russian film crew from an enormous escaped tiger in eastern Russia Sunday, adding yet another set of images to his cultivated portfolio of manliness.
The incident took place in a national park in Russia's Far East, where Putin was visiting a team of scientists involved in a conservation project to save the endangered Amur tiger, the world's largest cat, which can reach lengths of 10 feet (three meters) from head to tail.
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It started off as a trip to watch some scientists working as part of a conservation effort in Russia's Far East.
While the head veterinarian of the Moscow Zoo was explaining to the Russian prime minister how to use a tranquilizer rifle, a tiger escaped from scientists working nearby and threatened the film crew.
Putin brought the tiger down with the rifle, before helping scientists measure the tiger's canines and fit it with a satellite transmitter.
Don't believe them. I was framed.
Are the Russian people really buying this guy?
And, probably was staged...
And then Putin defeated Chuck Norris!
When will he walk on water?
what a load
Hunter Palin beats this faux-Hunter Putin.
Ok, heres my title for the movie...”Eye of the Tiger”.
And as Putin, David Hasselhof. With Paris Hilton as the poor scientist who accidentally let the tiger loose. We’ll have Pete Rose, Britney Spears and Madonna as part of the cast.
This guy REALLY has a Napoleon complex and the Russians apparently desperately need a hero figure,
Dear Leader could have done it without a gun.
The lord of the manor goes on a hunt. How medieval. In ancient times they would have killed the animal then stuffed & mounted it in the lord’s hunting lodge.
Maybe Putin is an animal rights advocate?
(1) Putin going out for Bear hunting with Sarah Palin
(2) Putin and Cheney going out for quail hunting (we know who will end up in the ambulance, fighting for his life.)
...as it is, the KGB man is simply making Russian propoganda...cheap, cheasy, and blatant propoganda.
The big tough guy who has cluster bombs dropped on Georgian neighborhoods.
Judo? On a tiger?
Oh, wait! There's more. ...and former KGB agent with a tranquilizer rifle.
What? A tranq gun? What kind of Judo KGB agent uses a tranq gun?
Sheesh! I thought he actually saved someone by out-tigering the the tiger.
What a Wuss!
I would have never believed it! Even Putin is trying to impress the girl from Alaska. Sounds like he has given up on Obama
Kim Jong Il wudda done it Annie Oakley style: backwards over the shoulder through a mirror.
I heard that God asks Chuck Norris for help with math homework.
You underestimate Beloved Leader. The first time he tried golf he had 18 holes-in-one. (Must have been a par 16 course.) If he went bowling with Obama, he’d roll 301.
This is right up there with Kim Jung Il’s 38-under par with 11 hole-in-one’s he shot for his FIRST round of golf.
So he shot a tranquilizer gun after pulling some judo moves with a tiger. OK, let’s kick it up several notches and see if he can save his ass when he goes hunting with Cheney.
Sounds like the russians are becoming a big of liars as the North Koreans when it comes to little Kim.
Kim on his first golf game made what 6 or 8 holes in one?
Putin the kgb stooge is all things to all men.
Sounds like hooey ya know.
Idi Amin wrestles crocodile again! Film at 11.
Sounds like that’s what the scientists planned to do - tranquilize the tiger to gather data.
They let (okay, they HAD to let) Putin do the tranquilizing instead of one of the crew.
That said, although Putin is a creepy commie, there’s nothing wrong with being manly. I hope someday it comes back in style in the US, and the metrosexuals wither away.
LOL! How about the Viking kitties? I'll bet he'd be outmatched there too!
Where was Putin on that “bears attack Russian miners” story some weeks back? LOL
Putin brought the tiger down with the rifle
I say BS.
Tranquilizers don't work that fast do they?
They make is sound as if the tiger was one step away from eating the crew and Putie shot it down in an instant.
This was a Nicolae Ceausescu scam ages ago.
“This is right up there with Kim Jung Ils 38-under par with 11 hole-in-ones he shot for his FIRST round of golf.”
There’s no need to exaggerate. It was only 5 hole-in-ones.
and here. And I agree with you. Shocking. Unbelieveable.
So pathetically transparent.
I hope you were not associated...
Are the Russian people really buying this guy? ===
You’d be surpirzed, but THEY ARE!
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