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CONROE (CBSDFW.COM) – Police in Conroe captured a tiger seen wandering around the city wearing a collar and leash Thursday morning.

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Animal control officers responded and took custody of the tiger, which is young and female. They said she is also trained.

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A passerby said the tiger ran up to him, jumped and put her paws on his shoulders then started licking his face like a dog.

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Animals control officers said the owner had to leave home because of flooding, and brought the tiger to a friend’s house, where she took off.

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