(WNBC) A report of a tiger running amok in the streets of Manhattan briefly caused a social media frenzy early Thursday, as reporters scrambled to find photos of the ferocious feline and warn civilians to stay out of the area.
Turns out, it was a raccoon.
Shortly thereafter, police confirmed there was indeed an animal sighting, but it was just a raccoon.
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Hey, they both have black markings on their bodies. Easily confused. Or not.