Ariz. Game and Fish seize 2 tigers from backyards

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has seized two tigers found in Phoenix and Gilbert neighborhoods.

Officials say the animals' owner will be cited when located because Arizona prohibits the possession of all wild carnivores.

Game and Fish officials received reports on Dec. 27 about a man posting online pictures of himself with his two pet tigers.

They say the first tiger was found rope-tied in a Phoenix backyard on Dec. 31. The second tiger was located Jan. 3 in a Gilbert backyard and was being kept in a large dog kennel.

Game and Fish officials say both tigers are about 8 months old, 200 pounds and appear to be in good health.

Both tigers were taken in by Phoenix's "Out of Africa."

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John Flanagan

Can you imagine if these animals got loose and found a home in the desert? Worse yet, if they attacked residents? One wonders about the mindset of individuals who want to own Tigers.

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