Bengal tiger possibly on the loose near Puyallup

Bengal tiger

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Pierce County animal control officers are responding to reports of a Bengal tiger on the loose near Puyallup. Above, a tiger at the Villa Lorena animal shelter, in Cali, Colombia, that was seized by authorities there in March.

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on May 24, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Updated Thursday, May 24 at 4:57 PM

Pierce County animal control and law enforcement officers are responding to reports of a Bengal tiger on the loose just outside of Puyallup on River Road.

A spokesman for the sheriff's office said several people reported seeing the tiger.

The City of Puyallup posted this short update to its Twitter account: "Tiger hunt taking place in unincorporated Pierce County outside the City of Puyallup."

Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.

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