The Miami Sentinel, a Florida newspaper, reported today that a tiger escaped and ran on the prowl through Jungle Island, a local exotic animal attraction. The tiger followed and chased on woman until she managed to hide in a bathroom, as other terrified visitors raced for the exits and safety. After an hour, according to reports, the animal was lured into a cage. Fortunately, no other injuries were recorded.
As the Champlain Expo hosts a return of the Nerger Tiger & Lion show, similar accidents are only a matter of time. One wonders, are the Essex Junction police trained to corral and contain a six hundred pound predator? Please contact the Expo management to demand an end to wild animal entertainment--an ongoing threat to public safety.
Read the entire story in the Sentinel at http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/fl--tiger-escape-20100828-5,0,4838186.story