You go to the circus and watch the tigers perform their usual tricks (note: I don’t like that bit of the story).
You decide that you need to go to the toilet and while you are out having a wee, an announcement is made in the circus ring that a tiger has escaped. You don’t hear it.
You have your pee and leave by the exit. A security guard stops you to tell you that a tiger has escaped and to stay where you are.
You do as you are ordered. You turn around to go back into the toilets and bump into a tiger who is no more than three feet from you.
As you are a very calm and collected lady, you stifle your desire to scream and do nothing. The circus tiger is probably as scared as you are. You are now told to leave the bathroom!
You do as you are ordered. The tiger does nothing to harm you and is captured and caged.
This happened in Salina, Kansas, USA. The lady is Jenna Kregbiel, who says her work as a social worker helped her keep calm. She says she is “used to being in quite hair-raising situations”.
Humans are far more dangerous than tigers, then.