'Paper Tiger' Terrorizes British Coastal Town

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Police in Britain were alerted to a white tiger spotted in a field in the coastal town of Hedge End. They worked with a nearby zoo to get a tranquillizer dart ready to take down the beast. But as the Guardian newspaper reports, the tiger was actually a life-sized stuffed toy.

RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Police in Britain were alerted this weekend to a white tiger spotted in a field in the coastal town of Hedge End. They sprang into action, dispatching officers and a helicopter. They worked with a nearby zoo to get a tranquilizer dart ready to take down the beast. But as The Guardian newspaper reports, after a brief stalk through the hedge and savannah, police discovered the tiger was actually a life-sized stuff toy, owner unknown.

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