Police in China who pulled over a vehicle involved in a hit and run accident were shocked to find a Siberian tiger in the boot.
The 4WD vehicle had sped off after colliding with another car on a motorway near Yizhang in Hubei Province.
Police intercepted it at the next toll gate, arrested the driver and then searched the vehicle.
Officer Chen Yin said: "There was a strong stench coming from the boot so we opened it found something wrapped in a large canvas.
"We unwrapped it and found a giant tiger sitting in a cage. We don't know why the man had it or where he was taking it but he didn't have any papers for it."
Police are still investigating the case. The man remains in custody facing both motoring and wild animal offences.