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Tiger hunt underway in France

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  1. zwiebel

    zwiebel New Member

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    A tiger hunt is underway in Montervrain, Seine-et-Marne, France, after multiple sightings (and photographs) of the animal. Residents are being warned to stay inside while the animal is still on the loose.

    It's thought - but not known - that the tiger must have escaped from a circus. Hope people remember to get their animals safely inside, and hope the tiger doesn't have to be killed.

    http://www.leparisien.fr/seine-et-m...re-en-liberte-retrouve-13-11-2014-4288567.php
     

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    Well, how would a tiger be on the looose and no one know? Did it escape a zoo? Do people own them as pets there? I think here people own as pets even if they are not supposed to . So if one came up missing,t hey may not report to LE they lost their tiger, see? Scary!
     
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    Tyger, tyger stretch your jaws
    In 3rd & 4th arrondissements

    ....oh wait, sod Blake, this silly thing's in Seine-et-Marne for now. Maybe later though!
     
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    People are definitely not allowed to own tigers privately in France. Authorities reported they had it cornered, but now it's gone again. It's still near the supermarket where it was spotted before (probably smelt the fresh meat).

    Experts who examined the paw prints say it's a teenager. Weighing 15 to 23 stone which is a lot of lbs. (14 lbs in 1 stone).

    It must have escaped from a circus or zoo, but why the heck wouldn't it have been noticed and reported? If it hurts someone, the owner/keeper could find themselves in a lot of trouble.
     
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    And at that same link, the Mayor Christian Robache also said:

    "[People] shouldn't go outside, especially not from schools. They also definitely shouldn't go for walks in parks which are close to the cordoned off area.

    "We found it in one of the bushes behind me, thanks to the forces which have been mobilised since 9am, including the police and government workers. There are roughly 60 people who helped cordoning off the area."

    He should maybe leave the talking to a large cat expert, Lol, because he's not really making sense. If it's to stop people panicking, I don't think it's necessary. I've seen lots of daft tweets from France telling the tiger to run free, etc. ??!!
     
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    One of the updates on that page now says that all the animals from the visiting circus have been accounted for. I don't whether to laugh or cry at this quote from earlier today: "The police had located the tiger but now it's been reported they have lost it again."
     
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    Sedulia Scott ‏@Sedulia 6 mins6 minutes ago

    The tiger is still loose near Paris Disneyland. A tiger btw can roam up to 400 miles http://bit.ly/1oSFXmz
     
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    It's gonna need to eat something soon. Hope they've had the sense to lay bait.
     
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    Not caught by dark clearly. That's not good :(
     
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    Well, i hope the people stay safe AND the tiger (in my opinion the most beautiful, magnificent animals on earth) is caught unharmed.
     
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    To me, it looks like the mountain lions we have here in So Cal.
     
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    I just came on here to post that we need some of our SoCal posters here, to tell us if it's more likely to be a mountain lion!

    Authorities have downgraded the search and the cat - from tiger to something 'in between' a big cat and a cat. That made me think of a mountain lion. I'll post the story in a minute.

    ETA: A mountain lion in SoCal came over a yard fence and dragged a large dog back up it, so I think they can be pretty dangerous too....
     

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