This is the first picture of a tiger that was on the loose on a motorway, before police shot the animal dead. The escaped tiger was spotted by drivers early this morning near a busy intersection in Henry County, Georgia, USA.
Police have now confirmed they shot the animal after it ran towards the back of a property and started to attack a dog.
With the tiger close to a school bus route and in a densely populated area, officers feared it could danger the residents of the home as well as others in the area. They said they decided to “put it down with gunfire”.