Loose tiger sightings reported to police in Louisiana

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Authorities in Louisiana are investigating numerous reports of a tiger or other big cat on the loose in a city.

Several social media posts emerged Thursday night and early Friday morning reporting a tiger had been seen walking around Houma’s downtown area, but no photo or video evidence of the animal emerged.

The Houma Police Department said it received multiple calls about a big cat.

“Anytime we receive multiple calls about something like this, we’re obligated to perform a search,” a department representative told WVUE-TV.

The representative said officers have not “laid eyes” on the animal themselves.

The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office said it received one report of a large cat on the loose and deputies are currently speaking with local animal rescue groups about the sighting.