Tiger Roamed Texas Streets, Wearing Collar and Leash

Animal control officers captured her after calls from concerned citizens
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 22, 2016 2:32 PM CDT
Tiger Roamed Texas Streets, Wearing Collar and Leash
A tiger is shown in a photo provided by the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.   (Michael W. Dulaney/Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden via AP)

Animal control officers have captured an apparently domesticated tiger that was spotted roaming a residential neighborhood in a South Texas city, the AP reports. The Conroe Police Department says it received several phone calls Thursday from residents who saw the young female tiger wandering around the city. Animal control officers captured the tiger, which was wearing a collar with a leash attached. Sgt. Dorcy McGinnis said that the tiger seems to be tame. Authorities are asking for assistance in locating the tiger's owner. McGinnis said that if the tiger and its owner live in Conroe, the tiger will no longer be able to be housed in the city due to this incident. (More strange stuff stories.)

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