Texas man enters abandoned home to smoke weed, finds tiger instead

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HOUSTON (NBC News) -- A Texas man who entered an abandoned home to smoke marijuana on Monday found a tiger in the garage, according to authorities.

NBC affiliate KPRC report that police say the man, who was not identified, initially believed he was hallucinating when he found the female tiger in a “rinky-dink” cage.

The garage,which is in a home southeast of central Houston, was secured only with a screwdriver and a nylon strap, the station reported.

It wasn’t immediately clear who the tiger belonged to.

Images from Houston’s animal control agency showed three officers preparing to move the animal to a secure location.

Agency spokeswoman Lara Cottingham told the Houston Chronicle that a wildlife refuge would take the tiger on Tuesday.