(Note, this story is available as an instructable.)
I was discussing the matter of international wildlife shipping with a friend of mine, and she said, “Shipping is less complicated then you might think…then again, I’m biased, given that I do it all day long. The trick is to get the tiger into the box to begin with…after that you’re all set. If you survive.”
Now, my own current problems with UPS aside, I didn’t think that it would be all that tricky. After a brief experiment, it appears as though I was right.
I gathered my reference materials
I learned all I could about tigers
I took extensive notes
Looking for the tiger
I looked for tigers in the mythology section, as they have a powerful presence that causes stories to be told. No tigers found.
I looked for tigers in the children’s section, for similar reasons. No tigers found.
I then remembered that tigers liked to eat, so I checked the fridge. I found many bottles, but no tigers.
Tigers like to play in water, but all I found was a towel that I had left behind.
I briefly checked the piano, before I remembered that tigers have stripes to help them blend in with their surroundings.
Ah, but tigers live in other parts of the world! I checked China…
I checked Siberia…
Then I found a Bengal tiger in India!
Luring the tiger
I then distracted the tiger.
And I started to lure him away.
I brought him near the box.
The hard part, as everyone knows, is getting him into the box. I switched lures.
Boxing the tiger
Once he took the bait, it was just a matter of sealing the box and cutting the string. This gives the tiger something to play with on his trip.
Then I just needed to address it and send it. The warning is obviously important.