Lions, tigers, bears and wolves are among the animals that were let loose out of their cages from an exotic animal farm early Tuesday morning.  Owner Terry Thompson, it seems, let over 50 animals loose before committing suicide.

Sheriff Matt Lutz of Muskingum County was quoted  “We had animals outside that fenced area on the road,” How do you deal with wild animals on the loose?  The deputies unfortunately but understandably had to shoot the animals. “We cannot have animals running loose in this county,” he said.

More info at The New York Times