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Idaho Man Using Pet Tiger To Hunt Deer

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Chee-to, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Idaho Man Using Pet Tiger To Hunt Deer
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    Winter campers, Tom and Mellisa Elbert, received a shock when they saw a Siberian tiger chasing a deer through the woods in eastern Idaho. The young couple had snow-shoed into the Idaho side of the Teton Mountains and were sitting in their camp when the tiger ran by chasing the deer. The deer and tiger looped around twice before the tiger brought down the deer and quickly killed it with a fatal bite to the throat.
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    Above: Siberian tiger chasing wild deer in Idaho

    Next the campers claim they saw a man on a snowmobile approach the kill, set up a flood light, dress the deer and then load it up and speed away with the tiger running happily alongside.

    “He was petting the tiger and talking sweetly to it in a baby voice while he was dressing the deer. The tiger was licking him,” Tom Elbert said. “This tiger appeared to be his pet. Not appeared, the tiger was clearly this man’s pet.”

    Idaho Fish & Game has received several reports of a man using a Siberian tiger to hunt deer in the area but have written them off as practical jokes same as they do bigfoot sightings. Now with the photo evidence, they have started a search and investigation.

    “I have to admit this is an ingenious way to hunt,” Idaho Fish & Game officer Jim Knudsen said. “But we can’t have a tiger and a man out killing deer. It’s a major public safety issue. We’ll put a stop to this man and his tiger.”

    Some would think owning a Siberian tiger would be illegal, but Idaho is one of a handful of states that allow exotic animal ownership with no restrictions.

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    Above: States shaded beige allow unrestricted exotic animal ownership

    Born Free, the lobbying organization against exotic animal ownerships, released a short statement: “The situation reported in Idaho is just another reason exotic animal ownership must receive a federal ban. Tigers are wonderful animals, but they should not be running around the woods of Idaho hunting deer.”

    Idaho Fish & Game urges people to report any Siberian tiger sightings in Eastern Idaho and warns people not to approach the tiger if they do come into contact.

    “Even though the tiger has been reported as tame,” Knudsen said. “They can turn on a dime and attack and kill.”

    http://stuppid.com/man-idaho-tiger-hunting/
     
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  2. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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  3. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    I would question anything on a website named that....
     
  4. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Ya, my bad.....And boy do I feel "stupid"..................o_O
     
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  5. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    There are a few other satire websites that do a good job making a mockery of people.

    Snake oil news.
     
  6. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Better done if they had added a little snow flying around from hoof and paw.
     
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  7. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Worst cut and paste ever!
    tiger_hunting-deer-jpg.117926.jpg

    and if it were real, I'd have a kick-ash rug!
     
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  8. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    HA HA, Chee-to got punked by the interweb!! :D;)
     
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    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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  10. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    That is not a north American deer!!!!!!!
    I call B.S.!!!!!
     
  11. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Easy there, Cavey. We already determined it is an interweb hoax. ;)
     
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  12. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    I kinda wish it WAS real, I bet a guy that uses a tiger to hunt deer with would be pretty fun at parties....
     
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  13. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    ...and popular with the ladies! :D
     
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  14. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Interesting as there were a bunch of “Ligers” a few years back that were in a rescue there that got taken down.
    They had many wolves and wolf dogs there as well that we helped transport to other rescue facilities when the place was busted for bad conditions. There was speculation a Liger or two were released or escaped, but I doubt that happened. They were never seen loose.
     
  15. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Jesus thats a title.

    Wow!
    I dont trust wild animals no matter how well trained.. But very cool so long as it obeys.. Its just a matter of "when" it doesnt.. Some boy or man could be ripped apart with ease.. Those cats are fast.
     
  16. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Interesting no one has noticed the species of deer. Idaho as far as I know has two species of deer Mule Deer and White tail and that critter is neither. The antlers are more like a Red Deers antler as does the animals coat and even the distinctive laying back of the ears.

    Yes I know its a hocus I knew that from the lighting in the photo and how it varied with high lighting only in the center of the frame not like all the way across as a camera flash would produce.
     
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  17. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    That was the first thing that stuck out. And the BS about dressing out a kill from even a Semi domesticated Tiger (Misnomer) won't let even the best of handlers take it from them and happily bounce along on the way home. That was hilarious. Even a tamed cat of that type will let it go when it gets its fill of it or you and not until. I don't care how tamed you think it is. Instinct is far more powerful than any belly rub. Big cats have the strongest food motivation there is.
     
  18. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Man, did you ever get to see any of the Ligers? I've heard they are supposed to be massive.
     
  19. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    It's a good thing the State Game Commission only wants Siberian tigers reported.

    I was afraid I was gonna have to report all the Bengal tigers and other species of striped cats I've noticed in the PNW woods.
    Whew!
     
  20. Stomper

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    Those are merely environmentally friendly forest sprites. :rolleyes: