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Tiger killed after wild run through Georgia neighbourhood

07 September 2017

Henry County police say drivers spotted the tiger early Wednesday on Interstate 75 in Stockbridge, southeast of Atlanta.

Authorities do not know how the tiger ended up in a residential area, or where it came from.

Speck said her dog, who was in her backyard, was barking hysterically.

Concerned that the tiger now posed a threat to others, the officers chose to fatally shoot the animal.

As the school day approached, officers also said they didn't want any children to be in danger as they waited at their bus stops.

The Henry County Police Department and animal control are now working to determine where the tiger came from.

It is thought the tiger was fully-grown but it is not known where the tiger came from.

While responding officers kept visual on the tiger, it began to run to the back of a residence in the Meadow Brook community and began to attack a dog. The small dog survived, but the tiger did not. "It was a tiger on the far side, closest to my house", she said.

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What's more, an area resident told reporters the tiger pounced on her dog at one point.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and animal control officials removed the tiger from the scene.

"An examination of the large cat revealed a microchip, which was matched to the number held by Feld Entertainment", DNR officials said.

Police were initially called about the loose animal arou0nd 6 a.m.

Photos show tiger killed in Henry Co. "It was huge", Speck said of the tiger that was reported after being seen roaming around the Jodeco Rd. overpass to I-75.

Authorities are trying to find the owner of a tiger who was shot dead by police after it wandered into a Georgia neighborhood and attacked a dog.

All of Noah's Ark's tigers are accounted for.

Authorities shot it out of concern for human life, according to Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary.

Tiger killed after wild run through Georgia neighbourhood