- Golf course evacuated, game stopped at Hampshire cricket ground, public told to stay indoors
- Armed police head off for hunt in golf buggy
- 'It looked like they were going on safari'
- Marwell Zoo experts on hand with tranquilliser darts
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.
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