Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Tiger Confiscated from Home

Tiger Confiscated from Home
 
Last Edited: Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007, 7:03 PM MST
Created: Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007, 6:11 PM MST
 
By FOX 31 STAFF
 
CENTENNIAL - Wildlife agents confiscated a young, male Bengal tiger
from a home in Centennial Wednesday following an investigation that
began last month.
 
In November, DOW officers said they received photos taken on a cell
phone of a tiger being driven in a SUV through the city.
 
Several weeks later, officers received additional reports of the
tiger being seen in a backyard.
 
That led to Wednesday's raid on the home in the 6200 block of East
Mineral Place. Authorities from Arapahoe County assisted the Colorado
Division of Wildlife in confiscating the animal.
 
DOW said the tiger will be held at a licensed facility pending the
outcome of the court case against the owner, identified as Patrick
Michael.
 
Possession of Bengal tigers in Colorado requires a special license
and there are strict caging requirements for facilities that house
big cats.
 
DOW said Michael possessed no such licenses.
 
 
 
 


For The Tiger
Dee

http://www.bigcatrescue.org
http://www.savethetigerfund.org
http://www.worldwildlife.org/tigers/


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