Woman Walks Into Bathroom, Meets Tiger

Needless to say, Jenna Krehbiel was surprised

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Apr 22, 2013 5:10 PM CDT

(Newser) – A central Kansas woman got quite a surprise when she walked into the bathroom at the Isis Shrine Circus in Salina: A tiger was standing just two feet from her. The big cat had escaped briefly after its turn in the ring Saturday; staff members blocked off the concourses at the Bicentennial Centennial Center as the tiger wandered into the bathroom, where one of the doors was blockaded.

About that time, Jenna Krehbiel decided she needed to use the restroom and walked in the door that hadn't been blocked off, the Salina Journal reports. "You don't expect to go in a bathroom door, have it shut behind you and see a tiger walking toward you," Krehbiel says. But she didn't scream or run because, she says, as a social worker she is trained to stay calm. The tiger was captured within minutes and returned to its enclosure.

A circus tiger looks out from a cage parked on zoo grounds, in Asuncion, Paraguay, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.   (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
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