Only in New York. In another tiger story, police charged a Harlem housing project tenant with reckless endangerment after finding a 425-pound 20-month-old Siberian-Bengal tiger and a 5-foot-long 300-pound alligator in his apartment.

Antoine Yates, the 31-year-old owner of the animals was recovering in a nearby hospital from bite wounds inflicted by the tiger, although he had initially told police they were inflicted by a pit bull dog. Once at the hospital, anonymous calls (mostly from pissed off neighbors) alerted police to the animals.

According to authorities, the tenant had kept the tiger in the apartment since it was a 6-week-old cub. A team of animal control officers, police and Bronx Zoo workers removed the animals from the fifth-floor apartment on Saturday.

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