An investigation is underway after two tigers escaped from a zoo and went on the leisurely — and dangerous — seven-hour prowl.
Police and local hunters were brought in after the two big cats — named Dorinel and Siliva — fled their cage in the Romanian town of Hunedoara.
The zoo was evacuated and officers sealed off the area.
Emergency workers searched the entire park, but hours went by and the beasts still had not been tracked down.
Officials were worried the animals may have jumped over the park fence and wandered into the town.
But, as night fell, a hunter spotted a pair of large bright eyes near a tree in the park.
Zoo officials shot tranquilizing darts at the animals and soon Dorinel and Siliva were fast asleep.