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Border Patrol Agents Find Live Tiger Inside Abandoned Duffel Bag

tiger cub (US Border Patrol) Photo of Scott Morefield

6:26 PM 05/01/2018

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US Border Patrol agents made a startling discovery Monday after three illegal immigrants abandoned their duffel bag before escaping back to Mexico.

Inside? A live tiger cub.

The agents were working near the Rio Grande, according to KHOU11, when they spotted the three illegal immigrants, one of whom was carrying the black duffel bag but dropped it while evading the agents.

The male tiger cup, which reportedly appeared to be less than four months old, was taken to Brownsvilles Gladys Porter Zoo.

Irma Chapa, communications director for the RGV Sector of the US Border Patrol, tweeted a picture of the cub Monday evening along with a note that the cub is “expected to make a full recovery!”

NOT an average day in the field, as Brownsville Border Patrol Agents rescue a tiger! Updates to come.@CBPRGVpic.twitter.com/Q8OFlJc8VZ

— Irma Chapa (@chapa_irma) April 30, 2018

UPDATE: Rescued tiger cub expected to make a full recovery! Saved by Brownsville Border Patrol. @CBPRGV#USBP#CBP#USBPRGV#meangreen#DHSpic.twitter.com/271Gq7NzQq

— Irma Chapa (@chapa_irma) May 1, 2018

Chapa also tweeted a video of the cub seeming to be happy in its new home.

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