When a Russian man tried to leave his house one winter morning, he found it difficult to open his front door. On 28 January, 2018, Alexey Khaideyev pushed against the unexpected weight, only to hear a growling sound on the other side of the door. And he was shocked to discover a tiger lying on his porch.
He immediately retreated back into his family home and called the emergency services. Khaideyev lives on the outskirts of the village of Solontsovy. His house sits close to a forested area of the Khaborovsk region, where Amur tigers roam freely. It’s the biggest cat on Earth, weighing as much as 700 pounds.