A Bengal tiger named “India” that went missing in the US state of Texas, has been found unharmed and now transferred to one of the animal shelter in Houston.
“We got him and he is healthy,” said Houston Police Department (HPD) Major Offenders Commander Ron Borza.
“In no way shape or form, should one have an animal like that in any household. That animal is only nine months old and already wrights 175 pounds. Full-grown that animal can get to 600 pounds. It still has its claws and could do a lot of damage if it decided to. Luckily for us, he is very tamed and he will be going to a sanctuary tomorrow,” Borza added.
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) May 16, 2021
On Monday morning, a Bengal tiger named India was last spotted prowling around the front yard of a house in Texas’s west Houston neighborhood.
Earlier, a panicked resident had told police that the tiger had a collar around its neck and was staring at the residents, while some neighbours had guns drawn out and started to come out on the street.
Previously, 26-years-old Victor Hugo Cuveas was taken into custody by authorities after being identified as the tiger’s owner.
According to Texas law, tigers can technically be owned as pets as long as the owner is able to obtain a certificate of registration. Cuevas also owns two monkeys, but they are under 30 pounds and therefore are abiding by Texas state law.