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Police Hunt Tiger Roaming In Northeast Pa.

July 27, 1986

NICHOLSON, Pa. (AP) _ State police and a zookeeper armed with rifles, nets and a tranquilizer gun searched Sunday by land and air for a tiger on the loose and authorities advised residents to keep their children inside.

The cat, first spotted by a Nicholson resident early Sunday morning, was believed to be roaming the woods of Susquehanna and Wyoming counties in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Authorities did not know where the tiger came from, but were investigating whether it escaped from a nearby traveling circus, said state police Cpl. Richard Ambrust.

″It’s a small tiger, about 200 to 300 pounds,″ said said police dispatcher Wally Jesse. ″We spotted it with the helicopter ... but quickly lost it because there’s so much woods.″

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