HOUSTON (KSWB) -- A concerned citizen claimed to have entered an abandoned Houston, Texas home to smoke pot and found a tiger.
“We questioned them as to whether they were under the effects of the drugs or they actually saw a tiger,” Sgt. Jason Alderete of the Houston Police Department's Major Offenders, Livestock Animal Cruelty Unit told CNN affiliate KTRK.
Police who went to investigate the report found a caged tiger in the home's garage, according to KTRK.
The home had been abandoned for some time, Alderete said. But several packages of meat were found with the animal, KTRK reported.
Officers tranquilized the large cat, pulled it out using a wrecker and transferred it to an animal shelter.