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Women Comes Face to Face With Escaped Circus Tiger in Bathroom
Metro ^ | Tuesday 23 Apr 2013

Posted on 04/23/2013 3:50:12 PM PDT by nickcarraway

An audience member at a circus who popped to the loo found herself sharing the bathroom with an escaped tiger.

Jenna Krehbiel came face to face with the big cat when she took her three-year-old daughter to the toilet during a show by the Isis Shrine Circus in Kansas.

The tiger had performed in the show but slipped off after its turn in the limelight at the Bicentennial Center venue in the city of Salina and wandered into the women’s toilets while staff blocked exits.

Ms Krehbiel walked in to find the door was not blocked and the tiger was stood just 60cm (2ft) from her.

‘I turned around calmly and walked back toward the door. Someone opened the door and said get out,’ she told the Salina Journal.

The tiger ‘wasn’t the biggest one performing’ but was still weighed about 113kg (250lb), she added.

‘It was the closest I have ever been to a tiger not in its cage. You don’t expect to go in a bathroom door, have it shut behind you and see a tiger walking toward you,’ Ms Krehbiel said.

The tiger was captured within minutes and returned to its enclosure on Saturday.

Ms Krehbiel said she didn’t scream or run because she is trained to stay calm in her job as a social worker but her daughter had a different reaction.

‘My daughter wanted to know if it had washed its hands,’ she explained. ‘That was her only concern. I think that shows the thoughts of children and that they wouldn’t have known there was danger.’

Chris Bird, manager at the Bicentennial Center, said the bathroom was only about 7.5m (25ft) long.

‘Once she saw the tiger, I’m sure she knew to go the other way,’ he added. ‘Overall, it was a scary, surreal moment. I am glad no one was hurt or injured.’


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1 posted on 04/23/2013 3:50:12 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

If that happened to me, I would probably no longer require to use the bathroom after seeing that tiger...


2 posted on 04/23/2013 3:52:16 PM PDT by richmwill
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To: richmwill
Same here, but I would need a Laundromat.

/johnny

3 posted on 04/23/2013 3:54:39 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: nickcarraway

What I want to know is: Is the tiger male of female? If the tiger is a male, was he registered as a sex offender?


4 posted on 04/23/2013 3:55:13 PM PDT by GilesB
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To: GilesB

change “of” to “or”


5 posted on 04/23/2013 3:56:58 PM PDT by GilesB
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To: nickcarraway

“As I exited the stall in the restroom, I came face-to-face with a cougar .... but that’s another story.”


6 posted on 04/23/2013 3:57:50 PM PDT by mikrofon (RROWWR!)
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To: nickcarraway
‘My daughter wanted to know if it had washed its hands,’ she explained. ‘That was her only concern.

I wonder if the mother is a germ freak?

7 posted on 04/23/2013 3:59:28 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
You don’t expect to go in a bathroom door, have it shut behind you and see a tiger walking toward you,’

That's why you should always check for tigers before you close the bathroom door.

8 posted on 04/23/2013 3:59:51 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: nickcarraway
Ms Krehbiel said she didn’t scream or run because she is trained to stay calm in her job as a social worker

Being a social worker trains you to not be scared of lions?

9 posted on 04/23/2013 4:00:34 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: richmwill

In my experience encountering a tiger in the bathroom invariably has a laxative effect.

10 posted on 04/23/2013 4:02:17 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: richmwill

If that happened to me, I would probably no longer require to use the bathroom....If that was me, I know I’d be safe. How that cat could catch me slipping in all the pee and shiite would be a wonder.


11 posted on 04/23/2013 4:02:46 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: GilesB
If it was a female tiger, it would have been more dangerous than a male. See: Man-Eaters of Kumanon by Jim Corbett.
12 posted on 04/23/2013 4:03:16 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: nickcarraway
"Being a social worker trains you to not be scared of lions?"

Social workers, in my experience, are very well versed in dealing with sharks.

13 posted on 04/23/2013 4:05:07 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: nickcarraway

A very old joke is about how a lion got loose from a circus in town, and chased a man. Later he was still shaking when he told a friend.

“When a saw that lion runnin’ towards me, I took off runnin’! I ran all the way down the street, even turned the corner, but that old lion kept slidin’ after me! Finally I jumped up and grabbed an escape ladder and got away!”

“Whew!”, said his friend, “Was you scared?”

“What do you think that old lion was slidin’ on?”, he said.


14 posted on 04/23/2013 4:05:56 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: nickcarraway

Just when you were sure you couldn’t hold it any longer!


15 posted on 04/23/2013 4:07:53 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: mikrofon

Well played, sir, well played.


16 posted on 04/23/2013 4:18:37 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: billorites
In my experience encountering a tiger in the bathroom invariably has a laxative effect.

LOL. Actually tigers are harmless. I saw a movie about that recently. ;)

17 posted on 04/23/2013 4:24:26 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: nickcarraway; Clemenza
Women Comes Face to Face With Escaped Circus Tiger in Bathroom

Why can't the English write English?

The author who is supposedly a native English speaker has a grammatical error in the headline of the story.

18 posted on 04/23/2013 4:33:36 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: richmwill

“If that happened to me, I would probably no longer require to use the bathroom after seeing that tiger...”

Here in Texas that Tiger would be BEGGING for Obamacare.


19 posted on 04/23/2013 4:42:58 PM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: richmwill

I’d need a bowel binder after that.


20 posted on 04/23/2013 4:43:56 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: billorites

Beautiful and terrifying.


21 posted on 04/23/2013 4:44:38 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: nickcarraway

22 posted on 04/23/2013 4:57:14 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: nickcarraway

Nice kitty ... Nice kitty ...


23 posted on 04/23/2013 6:00:45 PM PDT by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: nickcarraway

Reminds me of when I encountered an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas I’ll never know!


24 posted on 04/23/2013 6:05:02 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: nickcarraway

At least it wasn’t a spider.


25 posted on 04/23/2013 6:07:46 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: nickcarraway; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Daffynition

I once shot an elephant in my pajamas.


26 posted on 04/23/2013 6:08:23 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: nickcarraway

I didn’t know tigers used the bathroom.


27 posted on 04/23/2013 6:11:45 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: mikrofon

brilliant !


28 posted on 04/23/2013 6:15:20 PM PDT by advertising guy (clearly, semi automatic high capacity pressure cookers should be banned)
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To: nickcarraway; ntnychik; dixiechick2000; yorkie; All
Lol, I came face to face with a Tiger when I was in college. I was sitting on some steps waiting for someone when a Tiger came around the cement wall right at me! Luckily it was a Frat Mascot and they jerked it back. It was startling.....
29 posted on 04/23/2013 6:36:07 PM PDT by potlatch (~be content with small victories and simple pleasures~)
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To: a fool in paradise

Did the pajamas fit the Tiger?


30 posted on 04/23/2013 6:37:29 PM PDT by potlatch (~be content with small victories and simple pleasures~)
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To: potlatch; Revolting cat!
I just looked out in my garage. There's a tiger in my tank!


31 posted on 04/23/2013 6:46:16 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Inyo-Mono

“She came through the bathroom window,” The Beatles said.


32 posted on 04/23/2013 6:47:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise
There's a tiger in my tank!

LOL, naaa, that's just Tiger Woods and Bama fooling around...


33 posted on 04/23/2013 6:55:07 PM PDT by potlatch (~be content with small victories and simple pleasures~)
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To: billorites

LOL good one


34 posted on 04/24/2013 6:36:19 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: potlatch

35 posted on 04/24/2013 6:47:54 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: nickcarraway
Well, perhaps not lions or tigers or bears specifically, but in her line of work she may come up against some feral male or female Homo sapiens.
36 posted on 04/24/2013 7:15:26 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: nickcarraway
‘My daughter wanted to know if it had washed its hands,’ she explained.

Tigers have hands?

37 posted on 04/24/2013 7:28:01 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: yorkie

See.......he knows I ate my Frosted Flakes this morning! Lol.


38 posted on 04/24/2013 12:48:49 PM PDT by potlatch (~be content with small victories and simple pleasures~)
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