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‘Pet’ Tiger Gets Loose In Memorial Houston, Leads To Dangerously Close Encounter

Colby Smith Colby Smith

‘Pet’ Tiger Gets Loose In Memorial Houston, Leads To Dangerously Close Encounter

Not something you see every day.

Talk about Sunday scaries. Last night a video surfaced of a Serengeti-sized tiger on the prowl in Memorial Houston near Highway 6. [Featured image: @Ignacio Yufera / Biosphoto / Biosphoto via AFP]

Upon seeing the tiger, neighbors noticed that it was wearing a collar:

“It has a collar. It is somebody’s pet,” said Maria Torres, eyewitness who captured the cat on camera.

While neighboring bystanders sought shelter in the confines of their cars and homes, an armed man – an off-duty deputy according to abc13 – took more active measures, drawing a weapon on the tiger as it approached him in the street.

After a very tense moment in which the tiger prowled within feet of the man, its apparent owner claimed the tiger, assuring the armed man: “I’ll get him. I’ll get him.”

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Its alleged owner then corralled the tiger by the collar – as you would a dog – and lead it back into his home.

“F*ck you and your f*cking tiger,” the off-duty officer said.

Later, the tiger was loaded into a white vehicle and whisked away before police arrived on the scene.

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