A tiger at the Isis Shrine Circus got loose and decided to hang out in the womens bathroom. The animal didn’t make much noise as bathroom attendees entered with fear.
Circus goer Jenna Krehbiel went into the restroom and received an up-close view of the full-grown tiger.
“I went in to use the bathroom, and a lady came in to get her daughter out and said there was a tiger loose,” Krehbiel told the Salina Journal. “I didn’t know it was in the bathroom, and I walked in the (open) door, which closed right after I had walked in.
“I saw the tiger; it was at most two feet in front of me, and I turned around calmly and walked back toward the door. Someone opened the door and said get out.”
Chris Bird, the manager of the Bicentennial Center where the circus performed, said staff quickly barricaded the concourse after the tiger escaped during the show.
Apparently, the tiger went into bathroom, and as a security guard was getting people out, Krehbiel entered the other door.
“I am sure she saw the tiger because the bathroom is only 25 feet long,” Bird said. “Once she saw the tiger, I’m sure she knew to go the other way. Overall, it was a scary, surreal moment. I am glad no one was hurt or injured.”