HOUSTON – Now here is a rare sighting that shocked several residents in a west Houston neighborhood Sunday.
A Bengal tiger was seen prowling around the front yard of a home in Fleetwood on Ivy Wall Drive.
A neighbor told KPRC 2 families spotted the tiger right before 8 p.m. while out on an evening walk.
A Waller County deputy who lives in the neighborhood was notified of the tiger by other residents. The deputy, Wes Manion, said he pulled out his service weapon and a man came out from a nearby home, saying, “Don’t shoot, don’t shoot!” The tiger’s owner then took the animal inside the home.
“He came up to the tiger himself and leaned down and kissed the tiger, and then took him by his collar,” Diane, a neighbor, told KPRC 2.