According to experts on the scene this animal's behaviour was abnormal. Tigers don't normally hang out in populated areas so the tiger was tranquillized and moved it to a temporary enclosure where it is now being checked for disease.
Human tiger conflict is more frequent this time of year in Primorskii Province in eastern Russia. Tigers are more likely to go to villages looking for food in the winter when the snow is extremely deep because they have a hard time finding wild prey. Village dogs and domestic livestock therefore become an easy target for hungry tigers.
In order to help decrease human tiger conflict, WWF and its partners are working to make sure that Amur tigers have a healthy habitat and lots of prey so they will be less likely to visit a local village looking for food.