Tiger does a disappearing act from Las Vegas magic show... and prowls the city's streets
By Mail Foreign Service
Last updated at 11:57 AM on 31st July 2009
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A rare white tiger that features in a Las Vegas magic show performed a surprise disappearing act - when it escaped from its cage and went on the prowl.
Terrified residents in the northwest of the city spotted the big cat wandering the streets on Thursday evening.
Police and the Animal Rescue Service were alerted and the tiger was cornered in a family's back garden.
Police Lt. Les Lane said the cat belonged to Fercos Brothers magic act.
He confirmed the white tiger got loose, but added: 'We got it back into custody.'
A spokesman for the magic act said the tiger was tame and presented no danger to the public.