The narcotics thread reminded me of a residence near my home in Kunkletown PA. My good friends lived across a corn field from this house, which was more like a compound with their animal cages. I spent a lot of time there in my youth and I remember the first time I heard the lions roar from across the field. I thought I was hearing things for a bit, but then I hesitantly asked my buddy what that noise was and he told me they kept lions and stuff there. So being young and dumb and full of drink we decided to sneak over there with a shotgun microphone and a recorder and recorded the lion roaring in the middle of the night. Anyway they kept lions, and tigers and a bear. Well one day the woman who lived there got careless and her pet bear killed her. It was pretty big news up here. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-5363648-504083.html Any other similar stories out there? There was also a pet store that had a cougar. Then they didn't have a cougar. Around the same time there were a ton of mountain lion sightings in my area, many people called the game commission only to be told they were being silly and there were no mountain lions in the area. Nothing ever came of it and all the sudden the sightings stopped.