And Finally... Stuffed toy tiger sparks escaped animal alert
Police officers and a helicopter with a thermal imaging camera were scrambled after a member of the public spotted the 'beast' in a field through a zoom lens.
The incident stopped play in a cricket match at the Rose Bowl for 20 minutes.
John Pullen, curator of mammals at nearby Marwell, said: "We offered advice to the police and we immediately gathered a team of staff who have been trained to deal with situations such as this.
"We were moments away from making the journey when we received a call from police to say it was a stuffed toy."
Officers discovered the true identity of the 'animal' after it rolled over in the down draft from the police helicopter.
A police spokesperson said: "It is being treated as lost property but we don't know how it came to be in the field and whether it may have been a hoax."