Putin’s New Challenge(r)

Because counting coup with Siberian tigers and riding horseback bare-chested just don’t sate his virile appetite, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has received a worthy wrestling partner from the Iranians: a leopard.

Maybe Putin had to go into the animal kingdom for a worthy adversary because his wrestling (but not in that way) partner Russian President Dmitry Medvedev no longer provided a challenge.

Who knows what the PM is thinking? I do know that if Volodya ever wants to test his mettle against Chuck Norris I wouldn’t want to be within a continent and a half of such a clash.

The ABC story states, “Tough guy Putin is an unlikely environmentalist…”

Does this imply that environmentalists, as a general rule, are limp-wristed pansies?

As we do after every post centered on El Putin, here’s an oldie but a goodie:

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Leopard takes out Crocodile

Ever since I can remember I’ve been a big fan of African wildlife. The love affair probably started with a book given to me at a very young age by my parents. The book was about the African Savannah and was chock full of pictures detailing the daily life and death struggle between predator and prey.

I perused through images of lions with bloodied muzzles feasting on zebra and antelope until the binding gave out.

Years later I’m still fascinated by big cats and their habits, for example check out this vid of lions taking down an elephant:

Recently however I came across something that might even top that. The star of this story is a leopard who decided that it’d be good exercise to take on a croc.

And he won…

Click on the link to see the sequence of pics from the confrontation. Also at the bottom of the story is a vid depicting a battle between a few lions, a herd of cape buffalo and a couple of crocs.

Yet another reminder that no matter what pipe dreams politicians (or Mr. Lennon) promise us, only God can (and will) bring about the renewal of all things, including His creation.