Pot Smokers Find Tiger In Abandoned Home In Houston

Pot Smokers Find Tiger In Abandoned Home In Houston

The unidentified toker called 311 after making the trippy find.

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

Police said she was kept in a "rinky-dink" cage in the garage that was only secured with a screwdriver and nylon strap, according to Click2Houston.

Despite being relatively calm for a tiger in its situation, it had to be tranquilised so animal rescue officers could get it out of the house safely.

A tiger was found Monday at an abandoned southeast Houston home, according to police.

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Houston Police Department's Major Offenders, Livestock Animal Cruelty Unit responded to the scene, the report said.

"We questioned them as to whether they were under the effects of the drugs or (if) they actually saw a tiger", Alderete said. Although she was friendly, she was tranquilized for safety reasons.

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

In a statement, the Houston Zoo said it will not be able to take the tiger.

BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions published an image of the tiger to Facebook on Monday. "Very, very rarely do we take in a tiger". Houston police are investigating who may have owned the animal. "More often than not it gets big, it gets expensive, it gets risky, and they end up turning the animal in or abandoning it". "Malayan tigers surviving on the Malay Peninsula are critically endangered with an estimated population of 300 remaining in the wild".

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