Wednesday, June 29, 2022

WATCH: Bengal tiger spotted strolling around residential area  

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TEXAS: In a terrifying incident, a royal Bengal tiger was spotted roaming on the streets in a Houston neighbourhood on Sunday.    

According to the details, the wild tiger with a collar around its neck was spotted roaming around the residential area on Ivy Wall Drive, Houston, in the United States (US).

 

Confirming the incident, Houston police said on Twitter, “Our Animal Cruelty Unit, along with [Barc, an animal shelter] are currently investigating the incident in which a tiger was seen at 1103 Ivy Wall Drive about 8pm on Sunday. The male owner was seen escorting the tiger to the residence then putting it into his vehicle.”

The video shows a neighbour pointing at what appeared to be a gun at the tiger and yelled at its apparent caretaker.

A spokesman for Houston police told local media that the man fled in a white Jeep Cherokee and police lost sight of the vehicle.

The man who was identified as 28-year-old Victor Cuevas was arrested on Monday. Cuevas is known to possess seevral exotic animals. Cuevas’ lawyer, Michael Elliott, said that the tiger is not his client’s but that he knows the owner, ABC13 reported.

Tigers are not permitted as pets within Houston city limits unless owned by a handler licensed to keep exotic animals. The cops are still trying to locate the tiger.

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