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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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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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