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Friday, 14 November 2014

Hunt continues for 'tiger' on the loose near Disneyland Paris after fresh sighting......

The animal has apparently crossed a major road and slinked past a fuel station.
Police officers stand next to a school in Montevrain, east of Paris, Friday Nov. 14, 2014. Scores of police patrolled a small town west of the French capital on Thursday night after a tiger eluded a massive search and remained on the prowl in the region near Disneyland Paris
Police officers stand next to a school in Montevrain, east of Paris, Friday Nov. 14, 2014. Scores of police patrolled a small town west of the French capital on Thursday night after a tiger eluded a massive search and remained on the prowl in the region near Disneyland Paris
A dozen police vehicles are at the scene where the big cat was spotted early on Friday, after a day of searching failed to capture the tiger, whose origins remain a mystery.
A few officers guarded a school as children arrived for class in Montevrain, where the animal was first seen near a car park on Thursday, prompting a massive search in the largely wooded area east of Paris.
An official with the police department in charge of the region said that the animal was spotted in a clearing on the south side of the town of Bussy-Saint-Georges.
The new sighting was on the other side of the A4 road from where the tiger was initially seen, about five miles away, the official said.
Police officers stand next to a school in Montevrain, east of Paris, Friday Nov. 14, 2014. Scores of police patrolled a small town west of the French capital on Thursday night after a tiger eluded a massive search and remained on the prowl in the region near Disneyland Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Police officers stand next to a school in Montevrain, east of Paris, Friday Nov. 14, 2014. Scores of police patrolled a small town west of the French capital on Thursday night after a tiger eluded a massive search and remained on the prowl in the region near Disneyland Paris
Both sites are about six miles from Disneyland Paris. The operator of the theme park said it has no tigers and is not taking any special precautions, because the loose animal is not deemed a threat.
A wild cat animal park in the region, the Parc des Felins, said none of its cats are missing.
Police officers stand next to a school in Montevrain, east of Paris, Friday Nov. 14, 2014. Scores of police patrolled a small town west of the French capital on Thursday night after a tiger eluded a massive search and remained on the prowl in the region near Disneyland Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Police officers stand next to a school in Montevrain, east of Paris, Friday Nov. 14, 2014. Scores of police patrolled a small town west of the French capital on Thursday night after a tiger eluded a massive search and remained on the prowl in the region near Disneyland Paris.