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Georgia Police Kill Tiger On The Loose

At this point in the game, nothing surprises me in Georgia!

A tiger on the loose on Interstate 75 in Henry County, Georgia, early Wednesday morning was shot and killed by police.

Via 11 Alive:

Police said, “Henry County officers responded, locating the tiger and kept visual sight of it while animal professionals were contacted. The tiger began to run toward the Meadow Brook community off of Jodeco Road, to the back of a residence and began to attack a dog.”

That’s when police shot and killed him.

“With the tiger in close proximity to a school bus route in a densely populated area, officers made the decision to put the animal down with gunfire fearing that occupants of the home could be in danger as well as others in the area,” a statement from police read.

It is unknown where the tiger came from, both the county DNR and Animal Control arrived on the scene to remove the tiger from the yard of the home where the dog lived. Anyone with information on where the tiger came from is encouraged to contact Henry County Police (770-288-8200) and or Henry County Animal Control (770-288-7387) or Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Dang… RIP Tony.

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