Reports of tiger sighting leads to fruitless search

Reports of tiger sighting leads to fruitless search

1:13 p.m. February 11, 2006

 VALLEY CENTER – Calls of a tiger sighting brought out sheriff’s deputies, a helicopter crew and U.S. Fish & Game officers to a Valley Center area today but no big cat was spotted, authorities said.

The first call came in about 10 a.m. from the area of McNally and Carney roads, near Patricia Road, California Department of Forestry Battalion Chief Tom Gardner said.

 The caller contacted a fire station in the area and firefighters there called the CDF because the area is unincorporated land.

 According to sheriff’s Lt. Kirby Beyer, about three people called with reports of a sighting, describing the alleged cat as weighing about 500 pounds, Beyer said.

 

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