Chinese authorities have yet to track down Vladimir Putin's tiger, but they have run across what they suspect are the results of its actions: five chickens killed in a henhouse attack.
A Siberian tiger nicknamed Kuzya, one of three the Russian president released into the wild in May, was reportedly seen across the border in a Chinese nature reserve last week.
On October 14, TASS said Chinese border guards responding to villagers' reports of an attack on chickens "spotted a big
animal's tracks, feathers and blood near the broken henhouse fence."
Citing Xinhua, it reported that forestry officials said that the tracks belonged to a Siberian tiger, most likely Kuzya.
More than 60 cameras have been set up in the nature reserve.
The Siberian tiger is a threatened species, with some 450 left in the world.
Russia launched a plan in 2010 to protect Siberian tigers.
Based on reporting by TASS and Xinhua