Monday, 30. March 2015
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Mexican police called out to investigate strange noises from an abandoned house in south-western Mexico were shocked to find they were coming from a live caged tiger.
The house in the town of Chilapa, in the Mexican state of Guerrero, had reportedly been empty for some time and police are baffled as to how the live tiger ended up in a makeshift cage in one of the rooms.
When officers visited the site it was clear that the property was empty, and nobody was living there. After hearing the noises, they broke in and found the female Bengal tiger in a cage in one of the rooms.
A police spokesman Leonidas Bueno Escamilla said: "She didn't have any food or water to hand, but we don't think she could have been there for long because she was in good condition. The cage was much too small for an animal of this size, it's a complete mystery what the tiger was doing there."
The owner of the house denied any knowledge of the tiger and whoever placed it there is not only facing a fine from the environment protection agency but also a legal case for not keeping a dangerous animal with the proper safety and security measures in place.
Escamilla said: "If a child or anyone else had wandered near the cage the tiger could easily have grabbed them and then the consequences could have been terrible.
"It has been taken to a zoo for the time being while attempts are made to trace the owner, we suspect it was probably an illegally owned tiger.
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