Woman Has Unlikely Encounter with Tiger in Bathroom

A circus tiger ran away from its trainers during a show in Salina, Kan.
1:46 | 04/23/13

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Now, to a surreal story out of kansas. It happened at the circus, where you might expect to see a tiger. But one woman got a lot more than she bargained for when she came face-to-face with a giant feline in the ladies' room. Abc's john muller has that story for us. Reporter: Jenna grable was excited to see exotic animals on her family's first trip to the circus. The tiger show had just finished. I thought, this is a good time to head out to the bathroom. Be back before the next show. Reporter: Instead, she got the surprise of her life, from a potentially ferocious feline. Everybody, please, stay seated. Reporter: On address night, a tiger named lea, seen in this video, ran away from its trainers during a show in salina, kansas. Ladies and gentlemen, please remain calm. Reporter: Lea left the circus ring, heading down the arena corridor before being cornered by security in the very same bathroom she was about to head into. A female tiger. She's going to be in the female restroom. Reporter: She entered the restroom through a back door, finding herself face-to-face, within two to three feet of the furry feline. My first thought was, I need to be calm. Turn around, walk out. You'll be fine. And that's what I did. Reporter: If this sounds like something out of a hollywood movie, you're on to sog. Who could forget zach galifianakis' close encounter with mike tyson's tiger? There is a tiger in the bathroom. Reporter: She headed back to her seat after her own real-life tiger meet-and-greet. Her 3-year-old daughter all years about mommy's adventure. She asked me about the tiger in the bathroom. And asked if the tiger washed its hands. I said of course. Reporter: At the circus, that she will never forget. "Good morning america," john muller, abc news, new york.

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