Maybe they heard it growling.
A Bengal tiger cub is secured in a cage after officials from the Division of Wildlife and Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office removed it from a home on South Fillmore Circle in Centennial.
Residents of a quiet block in Centennial suspected something that growls was living behind their neighbor's fence.
"Miss Churchill!" veteran reporter Berny Morson shouted fiercely, "are Bengal tigers considered dangerous to humans?" "Miss Churchill!" demanded hard-hitting knight of the keyboard John Ensslin, "is a suburban back yard considered a good habitat for a Bengal tiger?"
The 4-month-old male weighed about 40 to 60 pounds, said Division of Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill.
Churchill said the animal is considered dangerous to humans. A suburban back yard is not considered good habitat for the animal, she added.
Wonder which reporter looked up this last fact:
My bet: Berny Morson.
They [tigers] eat people only when other prey is not available, according to the World Book Encyclopedia.
Update: that last little josh would be much funnier (well, funny, maybe) if I had a picture of Berny Morson to link to. He's worked for the Rocky for like a thousand years, but I can't find a single likeness of him on the Interurban. He's what you might call studious-looking.