May 2 (UPI) — Border Patrol agents in Texas said a duffel bag abandoned by migrants attempting to cross into the United States was found to contain a live tiger cub.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Brownsville-based Border Patrol agents working near the Rio Grande observed three subjects attempting to cross from Mexico into the United States.
The people turned back to flee in the direction of Mexico, but left behind a duffel bag they had been carrying.
The bag was found to contain a live but sedated male tiger cub.
The tiger was taken to the Gladys Porter Zoo, where officials estimated it was about three to four months old.