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.
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.