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Sat Apr 1, 2017, 04:01 PM

(Warning:Graphic) WOW! Siberian Tiger from Russia visits Southwest Alaska...(from November 4, 2016)




Togiak Refuge today released a photo of a highly unusual visitor to SW Alaska. This Siberian tiger was caught on a game camera that had been set up in an effort to document suspected illegal hunting activity on a tributary of the Togiak River.

Siberian tigers are native to eastern Russia, just across the Pacific from Alaska. They are a cold climate apex predator that has suffered from habitat lost (deforestation) across portions of their home range. While the presence of one here in western Alaska might be shocking to some, they are excellent swimmers and adept on the pack ice that would have been crossed to get here.

Game cameras are routinely used by biologists on the refuge. This particular camera had been placed on a river by law enforcement officers after several suspicious kill sites were discovered from the air. Initially poaching was suspected and the camera was set up at a likely spot on a river in an effort to document illegal activity.

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Reply (Warning:Graphic) WOW! Siberian Tiger from Russia visits Southwest Alaska...(from November 4, 2016) (Original post)
FrankfurtCat Apr 1 OP
democratisphere Apr 1 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 1 #2
bigmonkey Apr 1 #3
Fantastic Anarchist Apr 1 #4
uppityperson Apr 1 #5
Fantastic Anarchist Apr 1 #6
packman Apr 1 #7
FrankfurtCat Apr 2 #10
uppityperson Apr 2 #11
uppityperson Apr 2 #8
FrankfurtCat Apr 2 #9

Response to FrankfurtCat (Original post)

Sat Apr 1, 2017, 04:24 PM

1. What a beautiful animal. Hope this Tiger is protected.

Uday and Qusay are lurking.

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Response to FrankfurtCat (Original post)

Sat Apr 1, 2017, 04:24 PM

2. Awesome!

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Response to FrankfurtCat (Original post)

Sat Apr 1, 2017, 05:02 PM

3. Unless Trump is going to deport tiger-americans, this is a permanent resident.

I doubt the tiger has a return ticket to present to the TSA.

I suppose using the word "vistor" emphasizes cheekily that there may not be a breeding population, yet.

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Response to FrankfurtCat (Original post)

Sat Apr 1, 2017, 05:43 PM

4. I've always wondered how a battle between a Grizzly and Siberian Tiger would go.

That would be epic, for sure.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 1, 2017, 06:41 PM

5. Polar bear vs tiger

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 1, 2017, 08:21 PM

6. I've thought that, too.

Also thought Tiger v. Great White in his swim over.

I'm partial to the Tiger in all three bouts.

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Response to FrankfurtCat (Original post)

Sat Apr 1, 2017, 09:45 PM

7. Does the Brown family know about this?



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Response to packman (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 12:06 PM

10. That's funny!

After seeing Post 8 from uppityperson, the show Alaska Bush People is another joke at Alaska's expense, (though I admit I have watched it in the past). There is a satirical(?) review on each show on Channel Guide, written by Ryan Berenz that is really funny:

http://www.channelguidemag.com/tv-news/2017/01/13/discovery-channel-alaskan-bush-people-recap-bear-with-us/

Channel Guide moved his articles to TV Insider:
https://www.tvinsider.com/139132/alaskan-bush-people-special-forever-browntown-recap/

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Response to FrankfurtCat (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 01:52 PM

11. Not 1 Ray Troll shirt among them?

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 2, 2017, 11:48 AM

9. Oh, wow, that'll teach me to take ANYTHING on Facebook seriously...

...I wonder if they were also taking a jab at the Russia/United States situation while concocting their clever hoax. I have to admit, this seemed plausible to me.

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