MERCEDES, Texas (AP) — authorities seized animals together with a white Bengal tiger, bobcat, kinkajou, porcupines, llamas, emus and deer after locating them at a South Texas house while executing a search warrant closing week.

Drug Enforcement management special Agent Sammy Parks said Friday that the search warrant served on March 25 at the home on 5 acres in Mercedes, a metropolis of about 17,000, become associated with a narcotics research.

He stated the narcotics research is ongoing however there were no arrests or charges related to the search warrant.

Parks said that stepping into they'd statistics that there were exceptional animals on the house, in order that they added alongside game wardens.

The Texas Parks and natural world department stated in a announcement that sport wardens had to euthanize the bobcat and deer due to the fact they have been being held illegally without allows and their foundation was unknown. The statement stated it wouldn’t had been secure to reintroduce them into the local populace.

Parks said the opposite animals have been taken to the Austin Zoo for clinical evaluation and rehabilitation if wished.