• Top 4 most exotic animals spotted roaming metro Atlanta

    By: Brett Rosner

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    ATLANTA - Zebras. Bison. Now tigers.

    Metro Atlanta has seen some wild animals roaming its streets in the last few years and now we can add one more to the list: a tiger.

     

    On Sept. 6, 2017, a tiger was found prowling in the early morning hours on the ramp from I-75 north to Jodeco Road on . The tiger was shot and killed by police officers in a neighbor’s backyard after it had attacked a dog.
    On Sept. 6, 2017, a tiger was found prowling in the early morning hours on the ramp from I-75 north to Jodeco Road on . The tiger was shot and killed by police officers in a neighbor’s backyard after it had attacked a dog.
    Henry County Police Department

    The tiger was reported by drivers early Wednesday morning in Henry County. Police arrived and said they had no choice but to shoot the animal. It died.

    Here are some other exotic animals spotted walking the city:

    On Feb. 18, 2010, a circus zebra brought traffic to a halt on the Downtown Connector during rush hour. After capturing the zebra, police had to walk the zebra off the connector. Traffic was backed up for several miles along the downtown connector.

    On Feb. 28, 2010, DeKalb police shot and killed a bison that fell off a truck on I-20. Department of Transportation officials told Channel 2 Action News that the bison was injured in the fall and police had to "put it down." 

    August 2010: A venomous rattlesnake was missing for two days from Zoo Atlanta before being found dead about 100 yards away on a front porch. Turns out, a resident in the area had no idea where the snake belonged and beat it to death.

    April 2014: Authorities searching a home in Woodstock for drugs found a tegu, a type of lizard. Tegus are banned in the United States for their aggressive nature and their damage to the ecosystem. 

    Information from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution was used in this report.

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