Friday, 14 November 2014
FRENCH SIGHTING: 'Paris tiger': Big cat loose near French capital - report
10th November 2014
Police, fire officials and a specially-trained hunting dog are searching for a big cat - believed to be a tiger - seen in a town outside Paris.
A woman alerted officials after spotting the animal in a supermarket car park in Montevrain, east of the French capital.
Officers armed with tranquiliser guns have been combing countryside outside the town, helped by a helicopter.
Residents of Montevrain and two other towns have been told to stay indoors.
As darkness fell, the Montevrain council said on its Facebook page that the search had been called off for the night but local schools would be secured by 08:00 on Friday.
During the day, children were kept in schools and collected by their parents by car.
It was unclear where the animal came from, though there is a big cat park near Montevrain.