The citizen concerned claimed that he went into Houston, Texas, who was left home to find a pot and find a tiger.
So, naturally, authorities were suspicious.
abandoned for some time, Alderete said. But some meat packs have been found with the animal, reported KTRK.
The officers seized the big cat, pulled it out using a brush and transferred it to animal shelter.
"We have made arrangements to transfer the tiger to another facility that is licensed to handle exotic pets," Heidi Krahn's executive director of the Center for Animal Research and Education said by KTRK.
"Find a home forever for the tiger is not easy," she said.
And so big pet tigers do not, Krahn said.
"They are basically a charging gun by anyone who comes to them," she said. "They can be extremely dangerous."
The case is still under investigation and it is unclear if the owner has any charges.