Animal control officer ready for toy tiger teasing
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An animal control worker in Michigan was convinced he was looking at a young tiger lying in a driveway, so he approached with care, grabbed a pole and a shield and called police.
Turns out, it was a stuffed animal.
The Grand Rapids Press reports that Kent County Animal Control received a call about a tiger in the driveway of a vacant Grand Rapids home.
Supervisor Joe Dainelis responded to the call, and when he spotted the animal, he grabbed his safety gear.
Neighbors also thought the life-sized, furry toy was real, but when Dainelis' co-worker, Rachel Jensen, approached from another direction, 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?