Sunday, April 05, 2009

The Lair Of The Tiger

Yes, I Saw This Beast In Broad Daylight

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON


The last thing you'd expect is to find a tiger in Canada. Right? Wrong. There it was, in broad daylight, not far from the river bank in Whitehorse. You gotta do a double take when you see a tropical beast in the Yukon.

But you can relax. Of course it wasn't real.

But here's the interesting part. Not only did the licence plate say "Tiger", the vehicle itself sported tiger-like camouflage - as you can see from the wood-like veneer of the paintwork. And the interior of the car sported large tiger motifs.

Find that hard to believe? Just look at the image below, with the distinctive seat covers clearly visible through the rear window.


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27 comments:

i beati said...

Ferocious I'm sure Sandy

Kendris said...

Nice find!

Shadow said...

that's one dedicated tiger fan

Kate said...

Well, it's good to have a theme, I guess. But I'd rather have tigger than a tiger!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a hoot, David! Or a grrrrrrr! ;-)

Sheila

Karen said...

As Shadow said ... that's a dedicated fan !!! :-)

Mind you, I've also seen some pretty dedicated Kiwi and Aussie rugby fans as well !! :-)

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Love it! This driver must use Exxon fuel...after all, didn't they once sport the advertising campaign, "Put a tiger in your tank?" Cheers!

Snap said...

Never know what you'll find or where! Fun post. Thanks!

Denise said...

I always love your creative takes on animal shots for Camera Critters. Great photos!

Norm said...

great post david! you are always smart with excellent post, wonderful. Visit my flamingos here, also my colorful parrots here. thanks and happy one year anniversary to you.

Lola said...

Meeeow!

Cath said...

OK. Now you've done tigers, and bears.
I'm waiting for the lions. :)

introspection said...

The Tiger lover seems to eat, sleep and DRIVE Tigers. He is one serious fan of the beast. Some brave man that one...!!!

Intriguing guy. Thanks for sharing your find, David.

Jo said...

I had to look twice to see what the little fellow on the licence plate was doing, squatting there... and then I realized he was panning for gold. *heh*

Maggie May said...

Yes, that's what it says!

Eddie Bluelights said...

A roaring success!

Janie said...

Great find for a camera critters photo. Maybe this had something to do with a football team, like LSU tigers. I could see a fan doing something like that. The inside motif is pretty cool

imac said...

David has a Tiger in his tank.

Ananda girl said...

Do you suppose if you drove it around and around very fast that it would turn into butter?

Oskar said...

Very impressive!

Maria-Thérèse said...

Nice marketing skills ;) ;) Got me curious.

Will have to get better at that myself since I'll have a novel and some poetry published...

♥ maria-thérèse www.afiori.com

Tammy said...

Oh that is cool!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Thank you for stopping by, David! You made me SMILE!!!! Sorry I missed you last week...Time difference and all that rot...I don't usually post on Saturdays until after my son's soccer/ football matches...about Saturday noon,EST...I'm so glad you caught me at home this week!!!! We've had a bit of a horror theme going this week,wouldn't you say? "Terrific" fun! Have a great weekend! I'm off to read your Sunday Roast! And really looking forward to it! Cheers!

fishing guy said...

David: I think you would have seen a livelier one in your home country of India. Those Canadian ones are quite stoic.

ConverseMomma said...

Okay, is it just me? Am I the only one that thinks the fisherman on that plate looks like he is dry humping the boat attached to that anchor.

Go Tiger!

lisaschaos said...

Good catch! How fun! The safest tiger to see! Well, provided it didn't run over you! :)

Babooshka said...

Down tiger. It's a tiggeric post as usual. I think we shall have to ban you from the nemes, you are just too good.