Putin Wields Tranquilizer Gun At Escaped Tiger

Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was out with a group of wildlife specialists — and a camera crew — to see an Amur tiger, the world's biggest cat, trapped by researchers. When the tiger escaped, Putin grabbed a tranquilizer gun and quickly shot and sedated the tiger. His heroic deed — he saved the day and the television crew — was the top story on the evening news.

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A Russian bear versus a Siberian tiger. It's the latest drama from Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. He was out with a group of wildlife specialists and a camera crew to see the world's biggest cat, an Amur tiger, trapped by researchers there. When the tiger escaped, Putin grabbed a tranquilizer gun and quickly shot and sedated the tiger. His heroic deed - he saved the day and the television crew - was the top story on the evening news.

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