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Escaped Circus Tiger Has Kids On Edge

A tiger that escaped from a circus was on the loose for a third day Friday, eluding searchers and frightening children.

Searchers found fresh tracks Friday but there were no new sightings, said Linda Lingo, office manager for the Carson-Barnes Circus.

The circus has wintered in this southeastern Oklahoma town for more than 50 years.

The tiger squeezed out of an opening in its cage on Wednesday. By Thursday, it was all the talk at the school, which has 300 youngsters in kindergarten and first-grade.

“I heard children talking about it. They’d say, `I couldn’t sleep last night. I kept hearing the tiger outside my window,”’ said first-grade teacher Katie Eudy.

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