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Tiger killed after wild run through Georgia neighborhood

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Authorities say a Bengal tiger was shot and killed after frightening motorists on a Georgia interstate and chasing a dog through a neighborhood had escaped from a truck on its way from Florida to Tennessee. Feld Entertainment spokesman Stephen Payne tells The Associated Press that 6-year-old Suzy somehow got loose during a watering break near Atlanta. Henry County police say drivers spotted the tiger early Wednesday on Interstate 75 in Stockbridge, southeast of Atlanta. Police say the cat ended up in a subdivision, where it began chasing a dog. Police then shot the tiger. Payne said Suzy was a former performer in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The tiger was headed back to its owner in Europe after the circus this year ended its 146-year run.

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