Simi Valley, CA - 20 Feb 2005: Officials Track Giant Feline Near Los Angeles

The animal has not been identified, yet - but the footprints are saucer-sized. It has been seen by a few residents of this rural area near LA, and authorities fear that a 'privately-owned' tiger or African lion may be on the loose. Based on field evidence, trackers say the cat may weigh between 400 and 600 pounds. Read the Los Angeles Times story.