Texan allegedly allowed exotic animals near daughter, 14,

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HOUSTON (AP) — A former Nevada woman has been accused of endangering her 14-year-old daughter by letting exotic animals roam in the family’s Houston-area home.

Records show Trisha Meyer, who this year moved to Texas, was being held Monday in Nye County, Nevada, awaiting extradition on a child endangerment charge.

Jail records don’t list an attorney to speak for Meyer, who was arrested last week after returning to Nevada.

Houston police in September began a theft investigation after Meyer allegedly sold an exotic kitten for $3,000, but never delivered the cat.

Officers saw tigers, a skunk, a cougar and a fox at Meyer’s home and her daughter allegedly petting some animals. Meyer also had monkeys.

Officials say Meyer, formerly from Pahrump, Nevada, had tiger permits. The other animals were taken to a shelter.

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