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Is This A Raccoon Or A Tiger?

Can you tell?

Posted on April 12, 2018, at 1:03 p.m. ET

There was a small panic this morning when the Citizen app, (kind of like a crowdsourced Hellworld police scanner) reported there was a TIGER on the loose in Manhattan. Egads!

But then it turned out to be..a raccoon.

Update on tiger reported loose in NYC...

Honest mistake! Let's see if you're better at distinguishing a raccoon from a tiger than a New Yorker!

  1. en.wikipedia.org
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Tiger!

    A tiger is a kind of big cat.

  2. en.wikipedia.org
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Tiger!

    This noble beast has sharp claws and jaws. Rawr!

  3. en.wikipedia.org
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Raccoon!

    This little fella lives in North America and is part of the procyonid family.

  4. dailyraccoons.tumblr.com
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Raccoon!

    President Calvin Coolidge had a pet raccoon.

  5. dailyraccoons.tumblr.com
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Raccoon!

    Don't be fooled by the saxophone; it's actually a raccoon.

  6. Flickr: mathiasappel
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Tiger!

    Notice how it has orange stripes, unlike a raccoon.

  7. en.wikipedia.org
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Tiger!

    This one was super tricky — it's a black and white photo so you can't tell that it's orange. But it's definitely a tiger, not a raccoon.

  8. imgur.com
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Raccoon!

    Look buddy, I don't have any answers either. Whatever you do with your small omnivorous mammal in the privacy of your home is none of my business.

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