Wild cat (pretty sure not a tiger) on loose near Paris. Could be a lynx

The town of Montevrain has been on the lookout for a large, wild cat that’s been roaming around. Initial reports that it was a tiger lurking about now turns out to be …toothless.

Military and police have combed the area, a Paris suburb, for the last two days after the animal was spotted near a grocery story. The town of Montevrain is where Disneyland Paris is located.

One theory is two-day search by police and military forces for a wild animal roaming through French towns has come to one conclusion: it isn’t a tiger.

One theory is that it could be a lynx, an extinct cat that was reintroduced to France in the 1970s.

But the public and Disneyland Paris, the main tourist attraction in the area, didn’t seem too concerned on Friday by what officials were calling a security threat.

Officials who had identified the cat spotted near a grocery store in a Paris suburb on Thursday morning as a panthera tigris are now ruling that out.

The wild cat caught in several fuzzy photographs in the town of Montevrain was spotted again on Friday, but it has eluded 200 police and military forces.

Now a scaled-back search party is continuing to look for…a really big cat.

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