How hunt for escaped tiger a wild goose chase


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When members of the public rang in saying they had spotted an escaped white tiger in a field, police certainly weren’t going to take any chances.
Scrambling a helicopter, sending out armed officers and calling in help from a nearby zoo, the hunt for the beast began.
But the force’s efforts proved to have been a waste of time – because the ‘tiger’ turned out to be a large cuddly toy.

Read more: White tiger spotted in Hampshire: Police chopper hunt for beast that was only a toy | Mail Online


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