Animal control officer ready for toy tiger teasing
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. He 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. It was seen at a vacant Grand Rapids home.

Supervisor Joe Dainelis responded to the call. When he spotted the animal, he grabbed his safety gear. Neighbors also thought the life-sized, furry toy was real.

Meanwhile, 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?

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COMMENTS (160)
  • Norap-Der
    6/04/2015 - 01:59 p.m.

    Who: The story is about an animal control worker, Joe Dainelis, and Rachel Jenson.
    What: In this story an animal control worker thought that a toy tiger was real.
    Where: The story was by a driveway in Michigan.
    When: It was posted on June 4,2015
    Why: It posted because of a animal control worker thought a toy tiger was real.
    How: The animal control worker saw a life-sized stuffed tiger that looked real and thought it was real along with some of the other people around the driveway where the tiger was.

  • Cadenc-Der
    6/04/2015 - 02:01 p.m.

    Who: The animal control worker, Supervisor Joe Dainelis, co-worker Rachel Jensen
    What: Joe Dainelis thought that a toy tiger on his driveway was real.
    Where:Michigan
    When: June 4,2015
    Why: There was confusion because someone had a toy tiger that looked real
    How: There was confusion because someone had a toy tiger that looked real

    • Katjaw-Der
      6/08/2015 - 02:20 p.m.

      Hi Caden . This is Katja. I would be confused if I saw a stuffed tiger that looked real. I probably would think it looked real. Would you think that it was real or would you recognize that it was stuffed?

  • Emilieq-Der
    6/04/2015 - 02:02 p.m.

    Who: this article is about Kent County Animal Control Officer.
    What: A toy tiger
    Where:Michigan
    When: June 4, 2015
    Why: It is newsworthy because it is amazing that animal control confused a stuffed animal for a real tiger.
    How: Someone put a life size tiger plush and it was mistaken for a real tiger

  • Josephk-Der
    6/04/2015 - 02:04 p.m.

    Who: The article is about a man who saw a toy tiger but he thought it was a real tiger.
    What: The article is about a control officer that thought a toy tiger was real.
    Where: The article took place in Michigan.
    When: The article was posted on June 4,2015.
    Why: The article was posted because people wanted to know about this.
    How: Somebody had a toy tiger that it looked real.

  • Waverlyg-Der
    6/04/2015 - 02:05 p.m.

    who: An animal control worker.
    what: A man confused a stuffed tiger with a live one.
    where:Michigan
    when :June 4, 2015 ( posted )
    why: A man confused a toy tiger with a real one.
    how: The animal control worker called the police.

  • Elisan-Der
    6/04/2015 - 02:06 p.m.

    Who: This article is mostly about Joe Dainelis
    What: This article is about Joe seeing a tiger in the driveway
    Where: Is was in the driveway in Michigan
    When: It was posted on June 4, 2015
    Why: Joe thought it was a real tiger on the driveway so he called the police.
    How: He just saw a tiger and called the police and the tiger was just a toy
    HEY!!

  • Yiohmaram-Der
    6/04/2015 - 02:18 p.m.

    Who: This is mostly about an animal control worker in Michigan.
    What: A man who thought that a stuffed tiger was a real tiger until he got closer.
    Where: This happened at a vacant Grand Rapids home.
    When: June 4th,2015
    Why: He thought it was a real tiger because of its life size.
    How: They found out it wasn't a real tiger because when they got closer it looked more like a stuffed animal.

  • Luisv-Der
    6/04/2015 - 02:27 p.m.

    Who: This article is about Kent County, Joe Dainelis and Rachel Jensen.
    What: A man thought that a toy tiger was a real one.
    Where: I read that it was in Michigan.
    When: It was published June 4,2015.
    Why: They thought the tiger was real.
    How: He grabbed his safety gear and got closer to the tiger.

  • Jamarion1028
    6/04/2015 - 03:16 p.m.

    The reason why he wasn't crazy was because he trained for that day and,it probably wasn't the first time he have seen a tiger that got free.

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