Life-size toy tiger on hotel roof turns heads in NE Houston

January 18, 2012 7:52:23 PM PST
Firefighters sometimes receive calls out to get cats out of trees. But what happens when they get calls about a tiger on a roof?

The Houston Fire Department received several calls Wednesday about a tiger on the roof of an abandoned hotel near Will Clayton and the Eastex Freeway. It turned out to be a large, stuffed toy.

Fire crews removed the tiger, saying it posed a hazard because drivers kept stopping to look at it.

One firefighter played like he was being attacked by the tiger.