A 7-year-old boy named Sean went to the Dublin Zoo with his dad to celebrate the holiday season. They never expected that Sean would be “on the menu” that day.
In the now-viral clip below, which was originally uploaded to Twitter by Sean’s dad, the boy excitedly stands in front of the tiger exhibit. He thought he would just be posing for a nice photo with the big cats in the distance.
Suddenly, one of the adult Siberian tigers took a very obvious interest in the child.
The tiger crouched down in the background, very slowly inching closer to Sean, whose back was turned away from the protective glass.
“Sean, stay,” his dad whispered as the tiger grew closer and closer.
Every time Sean turned to look at him, the tiger would freeze and wait — a fascinating glimpse into the animal’s predatory stalking technique.
Within seconds, the tiger was ready to launch its attack, coming straight toward the boy and pouncing right into the glass.
Let’s just say if it wasn’t for that glass barrier, this video would have ended much differently … as you’re about to see.
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