Police in Tijuana, Mexico probably get their fair share of crazy 911 calls, but even they must’ve been taken off guard after when someone called to report a man walking a tiger on a leash.
Authorities discovered the unidentified man had recently bought the four-month-old tiger, which had been living in a private home along with children. The animal was in good health, with his claws removed, but it was still confiscated by police and put in a local zoo temporarily because the owner hadn’t followed proper protocol.
- ONE MORE THING! Believe it or not, having a pet tiger isn’t exactly unusual. In the US there are somewhere around 5-thousand of them, which is even more tigers than are in the wild. And get this: having a pet tiger is considered legal or is unregulated in eight states: North Carolina, Alabama, Delaware, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Source: Associated Press