15:53 GMT05 December 2020
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    Law enforcement was called in when a local farmer spotted what he believed was a tiger. Fortunately, it turned out to be just a stuffed toy.

    A UK police Facebook group called “UK Cop Humor” has recently published a story coming from Aberdeenshire in northeastern Scotland which drew everyone’s attention. On Saturday night, a local farmer called the police, claiming he saw a tiger lying inside one of his cowsheds. Police contacted a local wildlife park and sent out several officers with an armed backup team in case the threat was real.

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    To both their relief and surprise, the ferocious feline turned out to be an ordinary stuffed toy, which at a distance looked like it was alive.

    "Unusual as the call may have seemed, any call reporting a potential danger to the public has to be taken seriously and efforts were made to verify the sighting as soon as possible,” one of the policemen told a BBC reporter.

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    Despite being a false alarm, the farmer was not punished as it was done “with genuine good intent."


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