HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities are searching for a Texas man whose tiger was found wandering around a residential area in Houston on Sunday night.
Video of the encounter shows the tiger coming face-to-face with an armed off-duty Waller County sheriff's deputy, police said.
The deputy tells the tiger's caretaker, “Get your tiger back inside.”
No shots were fired.
The big cat was later corralled back inside the home, then the caretaker rushed the tiger away in a white Jeep as police arrived, the Houston Chronicle reported.
Tigers are not allowed within Houston city limits unless a handler, such as a zoo, is licensed to have exotic animals.