Originally Posted by Cyrano
And Putin just happened to be carrying a tranquilizer gun? And the trank hit the tiger so fast he dropped in his tracks? Please.
First, the range on a trank gun is very short. Second, it takes at least a minute or two for the drug to affect the animal. Contrary to what people are conditioned to by heavily edited wildlife shows on TV and the use of a scout-scoped tranquilizer gun on Buffy the Vampire Slayer to control Oz when he was in werewolf form, it is not a case of shoot-and-drop.
Why do I think this whole thing was a setup? Either that, or Putin was luckier than he had any right to be.
LOL Cyrano, I agree. I don't know why they even had him use a tranq. He could have just as easily have brought the tiger down with one of his well placed KGB karate chops!