Sheriffs are hunting a tiger on the loose in Tennessee

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/09/10/sheriffs-are-hunting-a-tiger-o.html

“So far, the origin of the tiger is unclear”

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The sheriff seems a bit catty, tbh.

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2020, the year of “why not?”

“So far, the origin of the tiger is unclear,” reports Tennessee TV news station WJHL.

Translation: it didn’t escape from a zoo, so it’s another moronic arsehole who thinks it’s cool to keep a wild predator as a pet.

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(Here’s where I sourced that pic from, no idea where he got it from.)

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Got’em!

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That’s Ming, well-known to New Yorkers.

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(Thank you, that photo’s been been driving me nuts. Such a crazy image.)

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In addition, Yates had taken roommates, who were unaware at first of the animals in the home

How? That’s a fully grown tiger and alligator that we are talking about here. In a New York apartment.

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I think you’ve stumbled on the next hit sitcom from CBS.

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The phrase “at first” has to do a lot of heavy lifting there.

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Disney did a movie about this in the early 60s.

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Let’s see, the tiger wears sunglasses and a coat, while the alligator only talks from behind closed doors with a falsetto voice… catchy 80’s theme music, guest starring Bob Saget as the concerned neighbor…

Yep! It checks out!

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2020 is really having to stretch to find new way to get worse. And it is only mid-September. :persevere:

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Sounds like the Orange Blunder better get moving on that pardon for Joe Exotic before somebody gets hurt.

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He’s a man of a different stripe, for sure.

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I hope by “hunting” they mean capture live and send to something like Tiger Creek. But I won’t hold my breath.

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Meanwhile in Germany…

https://thelocal.de/20200907/crocodile-search-continues-to-captivate-central-germany

(Edit: it won’t onebox, sorry…)

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Yes, if there’s anything valuable Americans ought to take away from Tiger King it’s “the big-cat industry is horrifically under-regulated and any jackass with a couple grand and a poor sense of judgement can easily obtain one of these dangerous animals.”

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Like every cat owner?

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