British Columbia: Tiger recaptured after Alaska Highway accident
Last Updated: Friday, September 22, 2006 | 12:13 PM PT
Police and conservation officials caught a Siberian tiger that escaped from a truck during an accident in northeastern B.C. on Friday morning.
The tiger got loose after the truck was involved in an accident with a semi-trailer on the Alaska Highway near Braden Road, between Dawson Creek and Fort St. John.
The accident left one person in hospital with serious injuries, said the B.C. Ambulance Service.
The crash occurred near a former exotic animal petting zoo, where the tiger continues to live.
The feline was being taken from his home when the accident occurred. The tiger’s owner helped officials recapture the animal by coaxing it into a bear trap that conservation officers had taken to the scene.
The crash forced traffic to be rerouted around the accident site.