Normally I wait until Friday (or Thursday on a furlough week) to post the "Headnote of the Week" but this one was too good to hold until then. Not only does this bring me back to studying for the bar exam and the "wild animals" rule, but I always laugh at the prospect of people who think it's a good idea to keep wild animals as pets (Roy, anyone?).
Under Illinois law, a person who keeps a tiger in his backyard is strictly liable for the injuries caused by it.
Doe v. City of Chicago, 360 F.3d 667 (7th Cir. 2004)