Strange footage of three men running after an escaped tiger and throwing a lasso to capture it has left social media users speechless. Filmed in Mexico, the video shows three men chasing a tiger which apparently escaped its enclosure and decided to explore the great outdoors. One of the men, wearing a white cowboy hat, is seen holding a lasso - a loop of rope that cowboys use to catch cattle. Behind the men, a white van is seen driving down the road.
After the van helps the three men corner the tiger, one of them uses a folding chair to block the big cat's way and prevent it from running further down the road. The man with the rope then manages to lasso the tiger in just before the video ends abruptly.
According to Politico News, the incident occurred in Jalisco and the 20-second video was captured by a motorist passing the area. The video was shared on Twitter two days ago. Take a look at it below:
The video has been re-posted by several accounts, raking up thousands of views on the microblogging platform. The bizarre footage has also collected a number of amazed comments, with many pointing out that it looked like animal abuse to capture the tiger like that.
I want to know the next move for the man that lassoed the tiger— Jay (@thatdude_Jay) May 14, 2020
I thought that was a cow. It's a friggin tiger. pic.twitter.com/a6d1TAxVtG— jamie (@gnuman1979) May 15, 2020
???? loose tiger in Mexico streets. No problem I'll lasso Mr. Tigre ???? https://t.co/DUPAXNHjLJ— #Juan Contreras (@1juan_con3ras) May 15, 2020
"Tiger catching starter kit: folding chair & lasso," wrote one person. "Poor wild animal being treated like that," said another.
It is not clear where the tiger escaped from, although some social media users suggested that it might have run away from a private zoo.Click for more trending news