Pot head goes to abandoned home to smoke weed - finds overweight TIGER

Lester Mason
February 12, 2019

Houston police say some people who went into an abandoned home to smoke marijuana found a caged tiger.

The tiger was found in a "rinky-dink" cage in the garage, which was not locked, police said.

Animal welfare officers found the tiger on Monday and called the Houston police in order to secure a warrant and remove the tiger.

An anonymous tipster reported seeing the animal about a week ago, according to BARC. We questioned them as to whether they were under the effects of the drugs or they actually saw a tiger.

Officials tell KHOU-TV the tiger was well fed, but the cage was secured by a nylon strap and screwdriver.

She was friendly, police said, but she was tranquilised for safety reasons as they moved her from the home over to BARC's headquarters.

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

And that's because tigers don't make for great pets, Krahn said.

The tiger was tranquilized and taken to BARC Houston, a city organization dedicated to humane animal care, NBC Houston and Fox 26 Houston reported.

A couple thought they might be hallucinating after sneaking into a vacant Texas home to smoke weed - and finding a tiger inside.

Houston Zoo told KPRC-TV it did not have the resources to give the animal a home.

'The Houston Zoo is aware of the tiger found in southeast Houston today, February 11; however, the Houston Zoo is not involved in this case, and is not receiving the tiger, as incorrectly reported, ' it said.

"Fewer than 3,500 tigers of all tiger subspecies remain in the wild today, according to the Tiger Conservation Campaign".

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