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This exotic animals escape story is just nuts. It’s nuts! Ohio, you are crazy for allowing anyone to have just about as many wild tigers and lions and bears and…oh my.
Law enforcement officials in Ohio on Wednesday said they believed they had captured all but three of the animals that escaped from an exotic animal preserve after the owner of the property released the animals before he fatally shot himself.
At least 25 animals — including lions, wolves, bears and at least one tiger — were shot and killed by deputies and other law enforcement personnel armed with assault rifles to prevent the animals from attacking humans, said Sheriff Matt Lutz of Muskingum County.
At least one of the fleeing animals — it was unclear which species — was struck by a vehicle on a highway adjacent to the 46-acre preserve, and one of the monkeys kept at the compound was killed by a lion, officials said.
Reblog for the monkey.
Update: I just…could you imagine being that guy or gal who was driving down the Ohio interstate, rocking out to some Katy Perry or whatever it is these kids in Ohio are listening to, then *thwack*! Cheetah.
Update2: A news report says it was “a cat of some sort.”