Fact Check: Did 2 Siberian Tigers were On the Loose In Hawley
Earlier today, a caravan housing two white Siberian tigers was damaged in a motor vehicle accident near Bingham Park in Hawley, Pennsylvania.
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Earlier today, a caravan housing two white Siberian tigers was damaged in a motor vehicle accident near Bingham Park in Hawley, Pennsylvania. Officials from the Pennsylvania Wildlife Commission have been searching since 4 pm Tuesday afternoon to locate the rare Tigers with no success. In a statement to the public, they ask that everyone within a 10-15 mile radius be vigilant and bring in any outdoor pets. If anyone sees a tiger, please do not approach. Go indoors or to a safe place and contact a member of the Zoo and Wildlife rescue team at 605–475–6968. Updated 12:41am.
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“Important Alert! Recently, a U.S. Forestry Department worker was stalked by escaped renegade Siberian Tigers in the Central Washington Cascades! As seen in the photo, the worker was unaware of the tigers while he was hiking on a ski trail. The flash from the camera scared off the beasts, and they remain at large. They’re believed to be the tigers who were let loose in the Cascades a decade ago. Long thought dead, it appears these cats are all too alive and healthy. There has been another as yet unconfirmed sighting near Gold Creek Sno-Park. Hikers, snowshoers, snowmobilers and skiers are advised to proceed with caution. Experts recommend carrying a five pound bag of cat food to throw at the cats if pursued.”
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This news was published on a news site breakingnews365 is a prank as usual created from the site.
The prank site clearly mentions in its about section page “This website is an entertainment website, news are created by users. These are humorous news, fantasy, fictional, that should not be seriously taken or as a source of information.”
So the basic question is to know if the prank itself might have iota of truth, however we don’t find any truth in the fictional post published on this prank site.
Some time there was similar information being shared on the social media like the one of the World Trails Foundation of the Siberian tigers roaming the Washington Cascades, which was also fake.