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Police are investigating a strange encounter after a tiger was found in a home in Houston on Monday, according to reports from CBS affiliate KHOU-TV. City officials reported that two people when into an abandoned home so that they could smoke marijuana and can face to face with the large cat. They immediately called 311, and officials there transferred their call to the BARC animal shelter. The shelter got a warrant to search the abandoned home.
When crews got there and found the tiger, they immediately nicknamed him “Tyson,” after a character in the movie “Hangover.” Officers said Tyson was well fed and in good shape but in accommodations not very well suited for him.
“He’s in a rinky-dink cage that could easily bust open. It was secured with a nylon strap and a screwdriver for the top of the cage. He could have gone on a rampage in the city … anything could have happened!” said Sgt. Jason Alderete of the Houston Police Major Offender Animal Cruelty Unit.
The police unit along with the BARC crew tranquilized Tyson so they could move him to BARC for the night.
On Tuesday, an undisclosed animal sanctuary in Texas will transport Tyson to his new home. The location isn’t being made public while an investigation into who actually owns the tiger continues.
It is perfectly legal to own a tiger in Texas if the owner has a wild game permit but it’s illegal to have one in the Houston city limits. Tyson’s owner, if found, could face a hefty fine.
“It’s big and it’s scary,” said neighbor Pablo Briagas. “A lot of kids around the street too. My kids … the neighbor has kids, so it’s scary.”
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