A Bengal tiger was spotted strolling around a neighborhood in the city of Houston.
If that was not weird enough, check out what happened afterwards.
Houston police were still searching on Saturday for a tiger that scared locals when it was seen briefly lurking around a suburban neighborhood last weekend. The fugitive felid is not believed to have attacked anyone.
Victor Hugo Cuevas, who allegedly owns the nine-month-old male, named India, faces an evading arrest charge after he fled from the officers who responded last Sunday night to a call about a “dangerous animal”, authorities said.
Manion said he identified himself and instructed Cuevas not to leave after he put the animal in the back of a white SUV. Cuevas fled when police arrived.
After his arrest it was reported that he was already out on bail for a murder charge in neighboring Fort Bend county, over a 2017 shooting. Cuevas claims self-defense.
So the police chased the SUV but it escaped. They later found the man but not the tiger. Did the tiger drive away in the SUV?
It is unsafe for a tiger to be loose in Texas, a state with a huge number of gun owners only too eager to fire at anything that moves. The tiger should be sent back to the greater safety of the jungles in India.