Maybe they were looking for a lift

January 19, 2011 5:04:52 AM PST
Right. Tigers on the Interstate.

Dispatchers may have been a little skeptical about reports of tigers on the I-75 guardrail in the Athens, Tennessee, area.

But a deputy was sent to investigate when calls kept coming into the 911 center.

There were two tigers watching the traffic, but they weren't a danger to anyone.

The tigers were stuffed animals.

A large stripped critter and a cub.

The callers didn't know they were toys.

Beverly Poma and her husband thought they might have escaped from a circus.

Officials tell a local radio station they have no idea who put the tigers on the Interstate or why.