Animal control officer ready for toy tiger teasing
An animal control worker in Michigan was sure he was looking at a young tiger lying in a driveway. So he approached with care. He grabbed a pole and a shield. He also called police.
Turns out, it was a stuffed animal.
The Grand Rapids Press reports that Kent County Animal Control got a call about a tiger in the driveway. It was seen at an empty Grand Rapids home.
Supervisor Joe Dainelis answered the call. When he spotted the animal, he grabbed his safety gear. Neighbors also thought the life-sized, furry toy was real.
Meanwhile, Rachel Jensen, approached from another direction. She is Dainelis' co-worker. She realized there was nothing ferocious about the toy feline.
Dainelis says he expects to be teased for a few days.
Critical thinking challenge: What indicates that Joe Dainelis wasn't crazy to think the toy tiger was real?