A rare Amur tiger is threatening villagers and their pets in Linevichi.
'I think that the tiger is just messing about, being a bit of a hooligan'. Picture: WWF Russia
Last week it snapped away a dog that was near the house at the edge of the village. As Sergey Aramilev, director of 'Amursky Tigr' (Amur Tiger) centre told Interfax: 'I think that the tiger is just messing about, being a bit of a hooligan. It must be a young male walking around the village.
'We are trying to scare him away. If we fail, we'll have to catch the animal and move him to a different location'.
The Amur tiger is in the Red Book, and there are only about 450 of the animals living wild on the planet.
Linevichi village has a population of 152 and is some 13 km away Ussuriysk, the Far East of Russia.
Linevichi was founded at the end of 19th century and is famous for its Nativity Nunnery.