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.
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