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

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

Houston police obtained a warrant to enter the home and on Monday, BARC animal enforcement officers retrieved the tiger, the shelter said in a Facebook post.

It took a little convincing before police believed the person who reported the unusual discovery.

"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".

They were in the house to smoke marijuana - but this was no drug trip. "They saw a tiger in this building, this vacant house that's obviously been abandoned for some time". Officials said the individual had initially been asked if they were hallucinating or high. An investigation remains ongoing.

Lara Cottingham with BARC told the Houston Chronicle that the caller was reportedly concerned the tiger was being held in a cage that was too small.




"She is pretty large so she doesn't look underfed", Cottingham added, in an on-air news segment.

While it's legal to own a tiger in Texas if the owner has a wild game permit, it's not permitted in Houston.

The tiger was tranquilized and taken to BARC Houston, a city organization dedicated to humane animal care, NBC Houston and Fox 26 Houston reported. "People think that it is fun or that it is cool to have an exotic pet".

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


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