“In two or three seconds, it ran over and pounced on my car, clawing at it with its paws.”
Unbelievable footage out of a Chinese village near the country’s border with Russia where a Siberian tiger pounced on a field worker and attacked a car. ABC Australia reports the male juvenile tiger was first spotted roaming close to Linhu village in Heilongjiang province on Friday. The tiger bowled over a field worker and attacked a car, both incidents were caught on film.
The worker walked away with minor injuries and the passengers in the car were shaken up but unhurt. The tiger shattered a window on the car and scratched up the exterior with its claws. Local police eventually managed to corner and subdue the animal with tranquilizers darts. The tiger was put into a 45-day disease quarantine at the Hengdaohezi Feline Breeding Centre in Mudanjiang city.
No word on its ultimate fate but with fewer than 500 Siberian tigers left in the wild and fewer than 30 thought to be in China, we hope a safe alternative to euthanasia is reached.