Watch Out: There is a Tiger on the Road!

by Vasily Solkin

by Vasily Solkin

Amur tigers, also known as Siberian tigers, used to be a dominant predator in the Russian Far East. According to various urban legends, tigers used to walk freely across the town of Vladivostok in the beginning of the 20th century. A famous Tiger street was named after a tiger attacked a postman delivering letters to the neigborhood. I have no idea if it’s true or not, but it does sound scary.

So here is a video of some residents seeing a tiger crossing the road in the woods. Please ignore all te swearing.

Tigers and leopards still live in the Ussuri Taiga – a forest around Vladivostok. Here is a short documentary about a family of leopards with English subtitles.