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Hungry tiger pounces on motorcyclist

May 28, 2009

A hungry tiger has been captured in Russia - after it was run over when it tried to pounce on a motorbike rider.

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The big cat leapt at the biker as he drove along the road in Vyazemsk, Russia, but was hit in mid-air by a car.

'It just ran right in front of me - I hit it just as it was about to leap on the bike rider,' the driver of the car told local media.

Vets say that the tiger had probably been driven to stalk populated areas after running out of food. Wildlife experts were able to sedate the cat run-over, which had sustained minor leg injuries, and have now taken it to a local zoo.

Keepers estimate that the animal hadn't eaten for a month - possibly after becoming ill and being unable to catch its prey. However, they say that it is now recovering.

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That's kinda cool they didn't kill it, and instead just sedated it and took it to a zoo. If that happened in any of our cities, authorities wouldn't have had a second thought and would probably just shoot the thing 50 times.

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'It just ran right in front of me - I hit it just as it was about to leap on the bike rider,' the driver of the car told local media.

Vets say that the tiger had probably been driven to stalk populated areas after running out of food.

So in a quest for lacking food, he began looking to motorcycles for dinner ?

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