Houston Couple Enter Abandoned House To Get High, Nearly Become Tiger Prey

Not a hallucination in Texas

Based on a city ordinance, keeping a tiger at a residential home is illegal.

Officials said the house was empty - except for several packages of meat found near the tiger.

Police said the caged female tiger was found at a home in the 9400 block of East Avenue J. "We questioned them as to whether they were under the effects of the drugs or they actually saw a tiger", said Sgt. Jason Adlerete, of Houston Police Department's Major Offenders, Livestock Animal Cruelty Unit.

A pothead who sneaked into an abandoned home in Houston to toke up made a wild discovery - a fully grown tiger locked in a cage. It was secured with a nylon strap and a screwdriver for the top of the cage.

"A pretty small cage inside basically a garage in a house that didn't look like it was in the best shape", Lara Cottingham with the city of Houston told KPRC. That neighbor said she was concerned about the health and safety of the animal.

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The tiger was tranquilized in order to move it out of the house, officials said.

It is now being transferred to a sanctuary elsewhere in Texas - although the exact location has not been publicly disclosed.

Some tigers are smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico, and there are small pockets of breeding facilities across the country.

According to KPRC, the animal will not be moved to the Houston Zoo as the zoo is already home to two Malayan tigers.

It was not immediately clear how long the tiger had been living at the depalitated residence.

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