Tiger seized from Denver-area home
Vail, CO Colorado
CENTENNIAL, Colorado ” A young male Bengal tiger was taken from a home in Centennial after authorities received photos of the animal riding around lose in an SUV in the city.
The photos were followed by reports of a Bengal tiger in a Centennial backyard, said the Colorado Division of Wildlife, which investigated the case with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office.
Coloradans must have a special license ” such as those given to zoos and sanctuaries ” to possess a Bengal tiger. There also are strict requirements for the cage in which the animals must be kept.
No such licenses had been issued to the home or to the driver of the SUV, the Division of Wildlfie said.
Patrick G. Michael was issued a summons for unlawfully possessing wildlife, the Division of Wildlfie said.
The tiger will be held at a licensed facility pending the court case.