PHOTOS: Tree Crashes Through Fence At Cat Tales - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

PHOTOS: Tree Crashes Through Fence At Cat Tales

Posted: Updated:
MEAD, Wash. -
 We've seen some flooding and wind in the last few days in the Spokane area. In fact, the wind up north caused a real problem  for some, including some tigers!

A large tree branch snapped off  a Cat Tales in Mead on Thursday and landed in a Bengal tiger enclosure.

The 35 foot section of pine tree fell, snapped a guide wire and crashed through two fences that hold the big cats. Luckily, the tigers weren't hit. But a big concern with that fence down was the possibility of the 750 pound tigers escaping!
The good news, with a secondary fence in place, there was no way that could have happened.

Cat Tales tells us the staff will be able to repair all of the damage to the 16 foot enclosure by the end of the week. Until then the tigers, Thor, Xena and Atlas will be kept in their dens.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Nasty flu season showing signs of winding down in US

    Nasty flu season showing signs of winding down in US

    Saturday, February 24 2018 11:09 AM EST2018-02-24 16:09:47 GMT
    Flu claims first North Idaho life of season.Flu claims first North Idaho life of season.

    NEW YORK (AP) - Could this nasty flu season finally be winding down? U.S. health officials on Friday said fewer visits to the doctor last week — 1 out of 16 — were for fever, cough and other flu symptoms than during the previous two weeks.

    More >>

    NEW YORK (AP) - Could this nasty flu season finally be winding down? U.S. health officials on Friday said fewer visits to the doctor last week — 1 out of 16 — were for fever, cough and other flu symptoms than during the previous two weeks.

    More >>
  • Latest Mueller indictment spells trouble for bankers, too

    Latest Mueller indictment spells trouble for bankers, too

    Saturday, February 24 2018 11:01 AM EST2018-02-24 16:01:07 GMT

    Recently filed federal charges against President Donald Trump’s ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort could also pose legal and regulatory risks for the banks that loaned him millions of dollars against his New York real estate in recent years. 

    More >>

    Recently filed federal charges against President Donald Trump’s ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort could also pose legal and regulatory risks for the banks that loaned him millions of dollars against his New York real estate in recent years. 

    More >>
  • Trump talks new gun measures, gun owners talk ‘betrayal’

    Trump talks new gun measures, gun owners talk ‘betrayal’

    Saturday, February 24 2018 4:38 AM EST2018-02-24 09:38:32 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - As President Donald Trump talked this week about banning “bump stocks” and curbing young people’s access to guns, the gun owners and advocates who helped propel his political rise talked about desertion and betrayal.

    More >>

    WASHINGTON (AP) - As President Donald Trump talked this week about banning “bump stocks” and curbing young people’s access to guns, the gun owners and advocates who helped propel his political rise talked about desertion and betrayal.

    More >>