That’s no house cat: Nevada police find 3 tigers in backyard

This undated photo provided by the Nye County Sheriff's Office shows Trisha Meyer, who was arrested after sheriff's deputies found three tigers in her backyard in Pahrump, Nev. Meyer was arrested Nov. 7 on a felony burglary and theft warrant issued in Harris County, Texas. A court official in Pahrump said Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, that Meyer wasn't held on local charges. She agreed at a Nov. 9 court appearance not to fight extradition in custody to Houston. (Nye County Sheriff's Office via AP)
This undated photo provided by the Nye County Sheriff's Office shows Trisha Meyer, who was arrested after sheriff's deputies found three tigers in her backyard in Pahrump, Nev. Meyer was arrested Nov. 7 on a felony burglary and theft warrant issued in Harris County, Texas. A court official in Pahrump said Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, that Meyer wasn't held on local charges. She agreed at a Nov. 9 court appearance not to fight extradition in custody to Houston. (Nye County Sheriff's Office via AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a woman who asked them if it was legal to keep tigers at home in rural Nevada was arrested after police found three of the animals in her backyard.

The Nye County sheriff’s office says 34-year-old Trisha Meyer had called for information on a permit to have tigers.

Days later, a resident reported the tigers, and deputies went to the home. They also had learned she was wanted in Texas on a felony burglary and theft warrant.

Sgt. David Boruchowitz (buh-ROOK’-uh-witz) says deputies found the big cats in the backyard surrounded by a 4-foot fence, and eight monkeys in the home.

A Nevada court official said Tuesday that Meyer wasn’t held on local charges. She agreed not to fight extradition to Houston at a court appearance Nov. 9.

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