Watch video: Man breaks into Houston home to smoke weed; gets greeted by 1,000 lb tiger

Updated: Feb 14, 2019, 21:07 IST | mid-day online correspondent

The man was surprised and shocked when he saw the female tiger taking refuge at an abandoned property in Houston, Texas

A screengrab from the viral video.
A screengrab from the viral video.

In a shocking incident, a man who was high on weed surprisingly found a tiger taking refuge in an abandoned property. The man, who is a marijuana smoker in Houston, Texas, discovered a real tiger being comfortable at home in an urban setup. At first instance, the man thought that he was seeing things as a hallucination as he was smoking weed but soon he realised the truth when he spotted the mammoth creature in the abandoned garage of a house in Texas.

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The man immediately called the police who sprung into action and scanned the abandoned property completely. After a thorough screening of the place, the police realised that the 1,000 lb female tiger was safe and secure in a cage with a screwdriver and nylon strap laden to its neck. The mammoth female tiger was healthy and was dehydrated. Soon, the police moved the tiger to a special shelter home where she was taken care of and given medical attention.

Here's a video of the tiger in a cage:

Viral video footage of the tiger being lifted with the help of a crane shows the tiger sleeping with utmost comfort and care. The local police sergeant told the media that the caller was terrified upon seeing the animal at the abandoned garage. The man assured us that he wasn't under the influence of drugs which made him believe that he saw a tiger. The officer added that they thought the man was playing a prank or maybe he was too stoned. 

"The tiger is pretty large, so she doesn't look underfed. She was thirsty," said Lara Cottingham, a spokeswoman for Houston’s animal control agency. 

The spokeswoman further added "She didn't look particularly threatening but they did tranquilise her right before they transported her. It is a beautiful animal and we want it to live a happy, healthy life. Living in a cage is not optimal circumstances for anyone involved.” Resident Arturo Jimenez said: “It’s kinda scary. In Houston, that is not normal." as reported by MSN news.

The video of the tiger being found at the abandoned property by a stoned man has gone viral on social media. Here's how Twitterati reacted to the viral story:

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