Some authorities seem to be discounting the identification of the animal as a tiger, but Christian Robache, Mayor of Montevrain, suggests it is a young and domesticated tiger that has somehow become loose. Local man Robert Picard seems in no doubt the animal is a tiger. Police are using a helicopter with thermal imaging in their pursuit, while precautions have been taken to protect school children. While some of the hunters are armed with tranquilizer guns, some are armed with normal firearms. The services of a professional wolf hunter have also been enlisted. The search continues.