Russia's Putin saves TV crew from Siberian tiger
Man you can't buy publicity like this. Or maybe you can? Who knows what happens in the jungles of the Far East? Either way this is a story that perfectly supports Putin's carefully crafted macho image and it sure beats Bush's brush clearing antics.
Just as Putin was arriving with a group of wildlife specialists to see a trapped Amur tiger, it escaped and ran towards a nearby camera crew, the country's main television station said. Putin quickly shot the beast and sedated it with a tranquilizer gun.