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US Border Patrol Agents discover tiger inside duffel bag

Updated: May 2, 2018

Photo Credit: Irma Chapa (Communications Director for RGV Sector Border Patrol) Twitter Account

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - On Monday, April 30, 2018, U.S. Border Patrol Agents experienced two unusual encounters in separate incidents.

Brownsville agents working near the Rio Grande observed an alligator on a boat ramp as they were conducting line watch operations. Riverine agents regularly utilize the boat ramp.

Later in the day, agents observed three subjects attempting to enter the United States illegally. Responding agents noticed the aliens were carrying a black duffel bag. Inside, agents discovered a male tiger which was left abandoned as the aliens returned to Mexico.

The three to four month old cub was turned over to the Gladys Porter Zoo.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

Photos Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Rio Grande Valley Twitter.

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