Tiger: thus beast, as drawn by ancient painters, is now often called the heraldic tiger, as distinguished from the natural. Such distinctions of course are not real, since the old heralds drew the tiger as they did many animals, conventionally. The heraldic form of the tiger is shewn in the margin. The tiger looking into a mirror(q.v.) is a very remarkable bearing. Amongst other extraordinary ideas which our ancestors entertained respecting strange animals was this-that in order to rob the tigress of her young, it was only necessary to lay mirrors in her way, in which she would stop to look at her own image, and thereby give the robbers time to escape. Tigers' heads and faces also occur.
Vert, a heraldic tiger[possibly a wolf, i.e. loup] passant or mane and tuft of the tail argent--LOVE, co. Norfolk; granted 1663.
Argent, a tiger rampant collared and chained or--O'HALIE.
Or, a tiger passant gules--LUTWYCHE, Salop.
Gules, a chevron argent, between three tigers, regardant[into mirrors] of the second--BUTLER of Calais.
Per fesse ermine and sable a heraldic tiger argent, in chief two mascles of the second--DANIELS, Lymington, co. Hants.
Vert, within two bars ermine between two heraldic tigers passant, one in chief and one in base or, three garbs of the last--MINTON, Stoke-upon-Trent, co. Stafford.
Or, two bars gemel gules between three tiger's heads[otherwise boar's heads] sable, two and one--JENKINSON.
Sable, a lion rampant regardant argent, on a chief embattled or a sword erect proper, hilt and pomel gold, enfiled with an eastern crown gules, between two[natural] tiger's faces also proper--FLOYD.