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(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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