|Published:||Aug 30, 2010 3:58 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 30, 2010 12:58 PM EDT|
MIAMI (AP) - A tiger was briefly on the loose at a Miami animal attraction.
Authorities say the tiger somehow escaped Saturday morning from its enclosure at Jungle Island.
The animal was captured after about an hour.
Miami police say frantic visitors called to report spotting the animal on the park's grounds. After officers arrived, park employees lured the tiger into a cage.
Miami Fire Rescue Lt. Ignatius Carroll says a handful of frightened visitors were evaluated after sprinting toward safety, including one woman who said the tiger followed her until she hid in a bathroom. No other injuries were reported.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating.