It wasn't your run of the mill illegal immigration case...
Border patrol agents in Brownsville say three people tried to enter the US illegally with a live tiger cub in their duffel bag.
Agents say the immigrants abandoned the duffel along the Rio Grande River when they were spotted by authorities. The border crossers returned to Mexico.
The animal - which is believed to be between three and four months old - was taken to the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville.
The rescued cub was unconscious when it was discovered, but he is expected to make a full recovery.