Tiger Found Wandering Texas Neighborhood Appears ‘Very Domesticated,’ Police Say

iStock/Thinkstock(CONROE, Texas) --  The young tiger found casually wandering a residential neighborhood in Conroe, Texas, Thursday "is doing well" and appears to be "very domesticated," according to police.

"She's very calm and is basically like a young, playful cat," Conroe Police Sgt. Dorcy McGuinnis told ABC News Friday. "She's clearly very domesticated. I was awed by her strength and quickness, but it's obvious she's been around humans."

The big cat was captured by animal control officers Thursday in a suburban neighborhood about 40 miles of Houston. She was found wearing a collar and leash, but no one was on the other end, McGuinnis said.

Police have not confirmed the identity of the tiger's owner, so they will likely soon initiate "seizure proceedings" to get her to an "appropriate, permanent home," McGuiness said.

 The tiger is being housed "in a secure City of Conroe facility," where she "is doing well," according to Russell Reynolds, deputy chief of the Conroe Police Department.

People "are requested NOT to call the Conroe Police Department or the Conroe Animal Shelter for inquiries about adopting/rescuing the tiger or coming to view it," Reynolds told ABC News in an email. "It will not be adopted out, it will not be euthanized, and it will not be put on display."

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California anticipates much-needed rain this week after catastrophic wildfires

California anticipates much-needed rain this week after catastrophic wildfiresGoogle Earth(NEW YORK) -- Ravaged by a slew of deadly wildfires in recent days, northern California is set to get a bit of relief this week in the form of rain.

A storm system is expected to move over the Pacific Northwest later this week and the trailing cold front will most likely bring some much-needed rain to northern California between Thursday and Friday, according to ABC meteorologists.

"It will rain a bit but not enough to fully douse the blazes," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Ken Clark said in a statement Tuesday. "The biggest advantage to firefighters will be the increase in humidity and lower temperatures."

Massive wildfires have charred more than 245,000 acres of land statewide in the past week, killing at least 41 people and destroying thousands of homes, according to authorities.

Firefighters were battling about a dozen wildfires as of late Tuesday evening, although most of them were more than halfway contained.

“The weather today will be warm with low humidity, which will continue to challenge firefighters, but only light winds are forecast,” CalFire said in a statement on Tuesday. “A chance of precipitation is expected to arrive later in the week, bringing relief from the dry conditions.”

The northern parts of the Golden State, which has bared the brunt of the fire damage, is forecast to see an influx of cloudy, cooler and wetter weather later in the week, according to AccuWeather.

Spotter from Los Osos was reporting sprinkles from this high level moisture. Dry at lower levels. Rain evaporates. Also called "Virga" #cawx pic.twitter.com/sgxj3bdXZQ

— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) October 18, 2017

However, a return of dry air, heat and areas of gusty winds could once again raise the wildfire danger early next week, meteorologists said.

Separately, a band of moisture, referred to as Atmospheric River by weather experts, is currently stretching between Asia and North America. It’s expected to bring several storm systems into many parts of the Pacific Northwest through the rest of the week.

The first of these storms have already hit the Pacific Northwest with wind gusts of between 40 and 74 mph.

A number of wind warnings and flood watches are in effect in the western and northern parts of the U.S. ahead of the storm.

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