OMG – Storm Unleashes Tiger On Northeast Texas

A possible tornado in Van Zandt County Wednesday may have unleashed a different kind of threat on the community, a loose tiger.

The 400 pound tiger was housed in a barn in Sand Flat community between Van and Grand Saline. The barn was in the path of Wednesday evening’s storms, which damaged over 440 acres of land in Northeast Texas.

According to the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office, the damage to the barn allowed the tiger to escape into the heavily wooded area around the community.

The Sheriff’s office did not have more specific information on the tiger, but advised anyone who comes across it to call 911 and to not approach the animal.


My in-laws kinda live in that area . . . I won’t be visiting for a while.

Update:  Possible tiger sighting

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One Response to OMG – Storm Unleashes Tiger On Northeast Texas

  1. Mtoots says:

    Don't let a little tiger keep you away!! We have some real good hunters in the area. (Hee-hee).

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