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Pot smokers find caged tiger in abandoned house

/ 04:11 PM February 13, 2019

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

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Image: Matteo Ferrero/Unsplash

They called the city on Monday and the major offender animal cruelty unit and animal shelter volunteers arrived on the scene. Authorities nicknamed the tiger “Tyson” after the movie “The Hangover.”

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Officials tell KHOU-TV the tiger was well fed, but the cage was secured by a nylon strap and screwdriver. Officials say it could easily open and the tiger could have gone on a “rampage.”

The tiger was taken to an animal shelter, then it was transferred to an animal sanctuary in Texas on Tuesday.

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