Armed with guns and long poles, Chinese police were dispatched to a park in Zhejiang province on Thursday afternoon following reports that a tiger had been spotted roaming around inside. Turns out, they were somewhat over-prepared for the encounter.
When the special police unit arrived on the scene at Huaguoshan Park in Changxing county, locals informed them about the tremendous size of the ferocious beast they had seen lurking up in the woods which had “frightened them to death.”
“My blood pressure is too high,” one frightened man said when police asked if he wanted to show them where they had spotted the tiger.
A must-watch video of the incident shows police cautiously advancing up a path before finally spotting the “tiger” resting inside a pagoda, then walking casually up to it, and then bursting into laughter.
Yup, what park-goers had actually been afraid of was a cuddly stuffed animal.
Still, not wanting to take any chances, police brought the toy back to the police station with them. It isn’t clear who the “tiger” belongs to.
Watch the special operation play out below:
It seems like everyone is a little on edge recently after a man was killed by a tiger last month at a Ningbo zoo when he accidentally jumped inside the tiger enclosure while trying to avoid paying for an entrance ticket.
Hey, tigers gotta eat too.
[Images via NetEase / Video via Sina]
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