Texas Roof Tiger
Add this to the 'Things on Roofs' file:
Police in Houston, Texas received reports of a tiger sitting on the roof of an abandoned hotel. The animal was causing a bit of a traffic jam as drivers stopped to look at it. But upon investigation, it turned out to be a toy tiger. I'm assuming it was the work of a prankster, who's now out a pretty nice stuffed animal. Link: BBC News
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Here's a 'white tiger' from a recent news story in Hampshire, UK.
And a 'black panther' is mentioned a little way down this page from the British Big Cats Society.
life-like stuffed tiger in brushwood near a ditch was seen by a woman on a bicycle, and reported to the Police
Of course that's before you get to the fact that significant and scarce resources were sent out on what turns out to have been a hoax, which would've hindered the police's ability to have dealt as effectively with any serious incidents that were occurring in the area around that time. Which seems a 'po-faced' way to look at it at the moment but imagine the justifiable pulbic outcry had a truly dangerous criminal got away because armed and helicopter-mounted police were being distracted by stuffed tigers instead of giving their attention to the crime being comitted.