Yes, really.

Police in Houston, USA, say a group of people broke into an abandoned home to smoke marijuana, only to there was a live tiger in the house.

The Houston Police Department said the people called the 311 non-emergency line on Monday when they discovered a tiger in a cage in the house which is believed to be unoccupied.

An Animal Shelter crew responded along with Houston police’s Major Offender Animal Cruelty Unit and tranquilized the tiger, nicknamed “Tyson”.

Police said the tiger, which appeared well fed and in good health, is being taken to an undisclosed animal sanctuary.

Investigators said it is legal to own a tiger in Texas with the proper wildlife permits, but it is not legal to keep such an animal in the city of Houston.