Let me out I’m claws-trophobic! Tiger on a lead jumps out of a car in a Russian city and starts wandering the streets
- Footage shows an unmuzzled tiger jumping out of a car and prowling the streets
- According to local media the tiger was walking around while children passed
- Some locals believe that the incident was a publicity stunt for travelling circus
Seeing a fully grown tiger on the prowl even in an enclosure at the zoo can be unnerving.
But the residents of Ivanovo in northern Russia were stunned to see one which had jumped out of its owner’s car walking around on a road.
Footage shows the tiger halfway out of the car window before it jumps backwards onto the road and backs away from its owner.
Footage shows a tiger halfway out of a car window in Ivanovo in northern Russia, before it jumps backwards onto the road and backs away from its owner
The video starts with the tiger, who locals believe is used to advertise a travelling circus, perching his entire body on the edge of the window as he tries to get out of the car.
The tiger’s owner keeps a tight grip of a lead it is wearing but is eventually overpowered by the tiger’s strength and the tiger jumps onto the road, with its lead dragging behind.
The owner had tried to hold the lead but the tiger’s strength tore it from his grip. The tiger then runs away from him as he moves towards it to pick up the lead
It then runs away from its owner, who moves towards it as he tries to pick up the lead again.
Locals told Fontanka.ru that the tiger’s owners were walking around the streets with the tiger unmuzzled while children passed by.
And some locals believe that the whole incident was simply a publicity stunt for the touring circus that’s in town.