Houston Tiger 'Tyson'

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Tiger found living inside abandoned Houston home

February 12, 2019 - 9:09 am

HOUSTON (1010 WINS) -- A man in Houston thought he found a place to smoke weed when he happened upon an abandoned house.

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What he also found was a tiger.

The man told cops he thought he was hallucinating at first, but there really was a tiger in a cage in the garage.

Police removed the tiger to a secure location, it will be relocated to a wildlife refuge. They also named him 'Tyson' after the scene in the movie 'The Hangover' featuring boxer Mike Tyson and a stolen pet tiger.

There was no word on who the tiger belonged to. It's legal to own a tiger in Texas, but they are illegal in Houston.