British Columbia: Tiger recaptured after Alaska Highway accident

Last Updated: Friday, September 22, 2006 | 12:13 PM PT
CBC News

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.

story/2006/09/22/bc-tiger-bc.html

How much did you like this?

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

You May Also Like

Cricket star takes time for tigers

Cricket star takes time for tigers Indian cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar has pledged his ...

India names members of National Tiger Conservation Authority

Members of the National Tiger Conservation Authority have been appointed. This was declared in ...

Tiger found dead near attack spot

Tiger found dead near attack spot By SYLVIA LOOIsylvia@thestar.com.myMonday February 8, 2010 IPOH: The ...