A immature tiger was seen on a lax nearby Disneyland Paris Thursday, according to French county officials who urged residents in 3 towns to stay indoors. The animal was speckled in brush behind some tennis courts. A helicopter and a wolf-catcher were assisting military in a search, pronounced authorities in a district of Seine-et-Marne, easterly of Paris.
The tiger was speckled during about 8.30 a.m. internal time (2.30 a.m. ET) in brush behind some tennis courts and a soccer margin nearby a city of Montevrain, roughly 5 miles from Disneyland Paris. It was seen again in a same area shortly after 2 p.m. (8 a.m. ET), according to news site, L’Express. Animal experts from a internal wildlife park pronounced footprints during a stage indicated a animal was an youth tiger weighing about 100 pounds, according to a newspaper Le Parisien.
In an warning on a Facebook page, Montevrain urged residents to “exercise caution” and pronounced a thong had been placed around a area. Authorities urged people vital in Montevrain, Chessy and Chalifert to sojourn indoors.
EuroDisney, a user of Disneyland Paris, told a Associated Press that it has no tigers in a thesis park, so a erring cat could not have come from them.
- Alastair Jamieson
The Associated Press contributed to this report.