A tiger was on the loose in Montevrain, just outside Paris, on Thursday morning. The animal was eventually found — after a two-hour search by both local and national police as well as firefighters.
The search party employed tasers and helicopters in order to catch the animal. A woman in Montevrain, whose husband owns a local grocery store, first saw the tiger in the store's parking lot. She took a photograph, thinking it was a lynx, and brought the photo to authorities.
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French authorities still don't know where the animal came from or how it got loose. The mayor's office has "ruled out the theory that it came from a circus," Time reports. No tigers have been reported missing nearby. Meghan DeMaria