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Saturday, April 03, 2010

Human Tiger

As obsessions go this has to be one of the weirdest known to man - someone who would voluntarily file his teeth, split his lip and undergo extensive facial surgery - to turn himself into a 'human tiger'.

Dennis Avner, 50, is descended from American Indians, and has spent 'an uncalculated amount' of money on making himself look like a big cat, after a discussion with a Native chief who inspired him to 'follow the ways of the tiger'.

Avner's body modification operations have included bifurcation (splitting) of his upper lip, surgical pointing of the ears, silicone cheek and forehead implants, tooth filing, tattoos, and facial piercing - to which whiskers can be attached.

cat man

Cat Man must eat meat every day - 'just as a tiger would'

Avner, from Tonopah, Nevada, likes to go by his Indian name 'Stalking Cat'.

'I am Huron and following a very old tradition have transformed myself into a tiger,' he says on his website

The tiger aficionado - naturally - enjoys climbing trees and must eat meat 'every day, just as a tiger would.'

This should be 'as close to raw as possible, or at the temperature that an animal would be if it had just been killed,' he told The Sun.

But Cat can't live the tiger's life 24 hours a day - he has human needs too. These he meets by working in an office - 'the only difference is I look like a cat' - or by making personal TV appearances, which have included Larry King Live, VH1's 'Totally Obsessed' and Kerrang!

His latest public appearance was at the new Ripley's Believe It Or Not! museum, which opened this week in London's Piccadilly Circus.

The museum features oddities from across the world - including a sixteenth-century iron maiden torture device and three antique shrunken heads made by the Jivaro Indians of Ecuador.

cat man

Eye of the Tiger: Dennis wear green contacts with split irises to complete his look

But what of Stalking Cat's personal life? How do real-life Cat Men find Cat Women?

It's difficult - but not impossible: 'I'm seeing a couple of women at the moment,' says Cat. 'They understand that being a tiger is more important to me than humanity, which is difficult for many women to cope with.'

(Source: Dailymail)

So, what animal you want to be?


  1. gila ah human tiger nih. penah gak tengok cat woman kat tivi dulu. punyalah scary cam nak boh penyepak haha.. elok depa dua kawan je. but that's life, weird peoples everywhere

  2. tupai - haha, tu ler. nak cakap apa pun susah. masing-masing punya diri.

  3. so scary... i remember someone like him being featured in Ripley's Believe or not..but this one is quite different because he's really trying to become exactly as a tiger by splitting his upper lip, having sharp fangs...
    i don't know what he's thinking but maybe its just a matter of expressing him self or something like that...

  4. i wonder how can he find someone to love the way he is... well, as what they say, love knows no boundaries right?

  5. oh i forgot, if i am an animal, i would like to be an Albatross .. so that i can travel around the world without worrying about transportation expenses haha

  6. blue - maybe this one is the same one, just that he is getting more extreme?

  7. blue - that is a weird choice though :P

  8. blue - if i am a girl, i won't choose him as i want a normal life :P

  9. Crazy to the max. I don't know what to say. Perhaps he was a tiger in his previous life?

  10. tekkaus - haha, maybe. or he needs counseling? lol.

  11. xnak kawan dgn dia ke :P

  12. uisshh!!! ni dah super obsess!!

  13. fai - mana tahu, romantik? :P

  14. haha is it weird to choose albatross?? hehe okay let me think of something else....i ll tell you soon

    have a great day!!

  15. blue - haha why not an ant? :P

  16. Kalau betl pun romantik... Payah gak nak feel tu :|

  17. Anonymous9:21 PM

    How can i ask you for more details? Great post needda know more...

  18. Anonymous12:29 AM

    Catrhine S.
    This IS the same guy as "Ripleys Believe it or not". He is getting way out of hand in my opinion lol. But hey people do what they want, whos to blame them? And i think there may be someone out there who will love him for him... other than his mom. "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."- Ben Franklin

  19. Anonymous12:30 AM

    How can i spell my own name wrong? Lol. *Cathrine

  20. Anonymous12:35 AM

    I messed up again... Ben Franklin didnt write that. He wrote this:
    "Beauty, like supreme dominion
    Is but supported by opinion"
    It is unknown who wrote the other quote.


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