• The tiger next door: America's backyard big cats

    5 days ago - By The Guardian

    There are more tigers in American gardens than there are left in the wild. Alex Hannaford meets the owners who live cheek by jowl with their pets, and also those ensuring the big cats are treated without cruelty It was the sort of headline impossible to scroll past: “Pot Smokers Find Caged Tiger in Abandoned Houston House, Weren't Hallucinating: Police.” Last February, a group of people had snuck into a deserted house in Texas's largest city to smoke marijuana when they stumbled upon a full-grown tiger in a cage - a cage secured by just a nylon strap and a screwdriver. Sergeant Jason...
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