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.
If that happened to me, I would probably no longer require to use the bathroom after seeing that tiger...
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?
change “of” to “or”
“As I exited the stall in the restroom, I came face-to-face with a cougar .... but that’s another story.”
I wonder if the mother is a germ freak?
That's why you should always check for tigers before you close the bathroom door.
Being a social worker trains you to not be scared of lions?
In my experience encountering a tiger in the bathroom invariably has a laxative effect.
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.
Social workers, in my experience, are very well versed in dealing with sharks.
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.
Just when you were sure you couldn’t hold it any longer!
Well played, sir, well played.
LOL. Actually tigers are harmless. I saw a movie about that recently. ;)
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.
“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.
I’d need a bowel binder after that.