STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. – A tiger that was running loose on a Georgia highway has been shot and killed, police said.
Henry County Police Department Capt. Joey Smith said drivers reported seeing a tiger early Wednesday on the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Stockbridge -- about 20 miles southeast of Atlanta. Crews blocked off four lanes as they looked for the big cat.
Police responded to a nearby neighborhood shortly after 6 a.m. when residents reported seeing the tiger there.
Smith said the Department of Natural Resources and Animal Control were en route when the tiger began chasing a dog. He said police then shot and killed the tiger. The dog survived.
Smith said he estimates the tiger was full-grown.
It's unknown where the tiger came from.
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