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Photo Credit: Andy Didorosi, used with permission

Move aside, Paws, it looks like there’s a new tiger in town.

After a series of photos and videos surfaced on social media earlier today, sources with the Packard plant have confirmed that British photographer David Yarrow had brought a large tiger, two wolves, and a bobcat into the plant earlier today.

According to the about page on Yarrow’s website, “David has built an unrivalled reputation for capturing the beauty of the planet’s remote landscapes and endangered animals.”

I think this time the “Nikon ambassador” took it a bit too far. Detroit isn’t remote like South Sudan is, where Yarrow took a picture of Dinka cattle herders that sold for $60,000 per print.

#tigerwatch15

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In a terrifying turn of events, the tiger apparently escaped the photo shoot and was running loose in the plant, Detroit Police confirmed to Fox 2. To make matters worse, the crew allegedly did not acquire a permit to bring a tiger into the building, though the Yarrow camp has disputed this.

Police were notified and called to the situation after several Instagram photos of the animal in the rubble of defunct facility were posted.

#tigerwatch15 A video posted by Andy Didorosi (@thatdetroitandy) on

After the security team notified plant management that the animals had been spotted, and were reported as loose, the shoot was quickly shut down and the animals were captured and returned to their cages. Andy Didorosi, a Detroiter who runs The Detroit Bus Company, posted a few shaky videos to his Instagram account, one of which clearly shows the tiger on a stairwell in the plant.

According to the Free Press, Andy got a phone call from a friend that he needed help getting a tiger out of a staircase, so he sprang into action bringing his weed whacker to motivate the tiger out of the staircase.

Tiger in the staircase of the Packard Plant. Photo Courtesy of Andy Didorosi, used with permission
Tiger in the staircase of the Packard Plant. Photo Courtesy of Andy Didorosi, used with permission

The plant was secured by 12:00pm and there is no further threat of dangerous wildlife.

Needless to say, the crew would not be receiving a refund for the shoot. Watch the full video here:

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