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Bexar County Sheriff blames Netflix “Tiger King” after third tiger seizure this year


After seizing bobcat and tiger cub from a Southeast Side home on Tuesday, Sheriff Javier Salazar said the Netflix documentary “Tiger King” may have something to do with the discovery of these wild animals in Bexar County.

Deputies made the seizure after a weekslong investigation into the home in the 3100 block of Shane Road. Inside the home, they found a bobcat who is roughly five years old, along with a tiger cub who is believed to be 13 weeks old. One of the homeowners was taken into custody on outstanding warrants while investigators determine who owned the cats.

“They’re cute when they’re small, but they grow up bigger and that can be a real big problem, especially if they get loose into the community,” said Manuel Flores, an Animal Care Services investigator on the case.

The complete article was published by on March 16, 2021.