At least one tiger is on the loose in west Georgia after a tornado-spawning superstorm tore through the region.
Two tigers were initially unaccounted for, but the second has been captured, the Troup County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook.
The big cats were reported missing from the Wild Animal Safari Park in Pine Mountain on Sunday morning, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
News of the roaming tigers came in the wake of a massive tornado which ripped apart the county, according to WSBTV, taking down trees and power lines, inflicting severe damage on buildings and leaving people trapped in their homes on Sunday.
A tornado watch is in place in Troup County until 1pm (local time) on Sunday, and a flood watch until Monday. Police have advised residents to stay home.
The park announced on Sunday morning that it is closed for the day.
“We have received a report from the Pine Mountain Animal Safari that they are reporting a Tiger that is unaccounted inside the park,” the Troup County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook.
The tornado warnings for several counties in Georgia comes after deadly twisters tored through Mississippi and Alabama on Friday night, killing at least 26 people.
A flash flood warning is also in effect until 2.30pm in Upson, Meriwether, and Pike counties.