Skip to comments.Women Comes Face to Face With Escaped Circus Tiger in Bathroom
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 womens 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 wasnt 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 dont 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 didnt 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 wouldnt 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, Im 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.
Beautiful and terrifying.
Nice kitty ... Nice kitty ...
Reminds me of when I encountered an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas I’ll never know!
At least it wasn’t a spider.
I once shot an elephant in my pajamas.
I didn’t know tigers used the bathroom.
Did the pajamas fit the Tiger?
“She came through the bathroom window,” The Beatles said.
LOL, naaa, that's just Tiger Woods and Bama fooling around...
LOL good one
Tigers have hands?
See.......he knows I ate my Frosted Flakes this morning! Lol.
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