Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Lions Tigers & Bears Oh My: Ohio Man Sets Loose Wild Animals Before Killing Himself

Authorities believe Terry Thompson, owner of a 73-acre exotic-animal farm near rural Zaneville, Ohio, opened the cages to free his collection of animals before shooting himself Tuesday. Muskingum County sheriff’s deputies frantically raced to track down the 50-plus animals that escaped before they could harm anyone. Deputies fatally shot 49 of the animals — including 18 rare Bengal tigers.
By late Wednesday afternoon, authorities said only one animal remained missing — a monkey carrying potentially deadly herpes B virus.
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