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A man from Texas enters his abandoned house to smoke grass, finds tiger



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By Tim Stelloh

A Texas man who entered an abandoned house to smoke marijuana on Monday found a tiger in the garage, authorities said.

The man, who was not identified, initially believed he was hallucinating when he found the tiger female in a "birdie" cage, police said, according to NBC affiliate KPRC.

The garage, in a house southeast of downtown Houston, was secured only with a screwdriver and a nylon strap, the station reported.

The BARC Animal Control Officers stand next to an insured tiger as they prepare to transport the tiger to a safe place.BARC

It was not clear who the tiger belonged to.

Images from the Houston animal control agency showed three officers preparing to move the animal to safety.

A spokeswoman for the agency, Lara Cottingham, told the Houston Chronicle that a wildlife refuge would take the tiger on Tuesday.


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