GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — An animal control worker in Michigan was convinced he was looking at a young tiger lying in a driveway, so he approached with care. He grabbed a pole and a shield, and called police.
Turns out, it was a stuffed animal.
The Grand Rapids Press (http://bit.ly/1d4i9Y5 ) reports that Kent County Animal Control received a call Thursday about a tiger in the driveway of a vacant Grand Rapids home.
Supervisor Joe Dainelis (dan-EHL'-iss) responded to the call, and when he spotted the animal, he grabbed his safety gear. Neighbors also thought the life-sized, furry toy was real.
But when co-worker Rachel Jensen approached from another direction, she realized there was nothing ferocious about the toy feline.
Dainelis says expects to be teased for a few days.
Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, http://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids