Human Tiger Man – Dennis Avner

Dennis Avner is a descendant of American Indians; his Indian name is ‘Stalking Cat.’ He says a Native chief inspired him to ‘follow the ways of the tiger.’ Avner’s parents were of Huron and Lakota heritage, and within ancient Huron tradition, it is common to alter oneself to mirror one’s own totem.

Avner has spent a large sum of money making himself look like a large cat. He does not know exactly how much he has spent, but Avner says it’s over $200,000.

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, hairline modifications, saline breast implants, flattening of his nose via septum relocation, filling and capping his teeth, facial piercing to attach his whiskers to, and facial subdermal implants to change the shape of the brow, forehead and the bridge of the nose.

Avner plans on having stainless-steel mounts implanted in the top of his head so he can attach catlike ears to them. He will also have the remainder of his body tattooed to resemble tiger stripes.

Avner has not only changed his physical appearance, but his diet and overall behaviors. He climbs trees and eats meat daily, just like a wild tiger would. According to Avner, he prefers his meat as close to raw as possible or at the temperature the animal would had been if it was just killed.

His appearance has gained him local celebrity status in  Tonopah, Nevada.

He has had various appearances on shows like Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Larry King Live, VH1′s “Totally Obsessed”, Kerrang! Radio’s “The Night Before”, and even an interview on the BBC Choice program, “Anna in Wonderland” and other television and radio shows.

Avner doesn’t plan on stopping his transformation any time soon. He wants to create the perfect blend of cat and human, incorporating the best aspects of both.

Stalking Tiger does admit that his transformation has not been a painless one, and the pain does not provide any pleasure.

The only pleasure that Stalking Tiger gets is that of obtaining his goal to become a tiger man.