Putin saves TV crew from a tiger

Just to show you that Vladimir Putin is not just your average joe,  apparently he took time off from manipulating Dmitri Medvedev and taking Russia to the brink of war to save a TV crew from a escaped tiger.

They were off at some animal sanctuary on the way to see this captive tiger, and somehow it escaped and charged at them.  So Putin grabbed a tranquilizer gun and shot it.

I know it sound ridiculous, but you can’t just make this stuff up.

Apparently there’s some video floating around of the incident, and it’s actually pretty funny.  Putin has his assisstant load  the tranq gun and show him how to shoot it before taking aim at the big cat.  Frankly, the tiger didn’t even look that aggressive.

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