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

There were reportedly also 8 monkeys in the home

This undated photo provided by the Nye County Sheriff's Office shows one of three tigers sheriff's deputies found after Trisha Meyer was arrested in Pahrump, Nev. (Nye County Sheriff's Office via AP)
This undated photo provided by the Nye County Sheriff's Office shows one of three tigers sheriff's deputies found after Trisha Meyer was arrested in Pahrump, Nev. (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 3 were found in her backyard.

Trisha Meyer was arrested after sheriff's deputies found 3 tigers in her backyard in Pahrump, Nev. (Nye County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Trisha Meyer was arrested after sheriff’s deputies found 3 tigers in her backyard in Pahrump, Nev. (Nye County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

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 says deputies found the big cats in the backyard surrounded by a 4-foot fence, and 8 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.