On second thought, maybe those elephants shouldn't come to Oklahoma...
It's been one Hell of a week for animals in our state. First, we had those cheap ass, nimble goats trying to make their own personal Pike Pass Lane on a Turner Turnpike overpass. Then we had this gem about a zebra biting off a man's nipple in Muskogee. Surprisingly enough, that man was not Joe Exotic.
In any normal week, a rabid nipple-biting donkey would be the story of the week, but it was quickly overshadowed by a tiger escaping its exhibit at the Oklahoma City Zoo and getting caught in netting while trying to eat a leopard.
Cell phone video from inside the Cat Forest Habitat captures the 4-year-old Sumatran tiger apparently trying to get out of its enclosure.
"At the moment, the tiger had just chewed through its chain link fence, and only had about half of its body through," said zoo visitor, Devin Dobson.
Devin Dobson heard the commotion and started recording on her phone. She said at one point people could see the tiger latched on to a Leopard in the exhibit next door.
"Finally it crawled all the way through this little tiny hole and it unlatched from whatever it was holding on to, potentially possibly the Leopard," said Dobson. "She kind of fell in between the chain linked fence."
"It could have gone real bad," said Sophia King.
The story went national fast when Bob Mills Sky News 9 arrived on the scene. Here's the live look-in from Fox News:
Say what you want, but at least our state was able to divert our nation's attention away from Baltimore for a few minutes.
In all honesty, the whole thing was anti-climatic. As this Twitter video shows, the tiger was basically just stuck is some netting. It was as "on the loose" as a fish flopping on the shore of a beach, but still, what the hell is going on with animals in our state. It's becoming quite obvious to me that they no longer want to be here. Maybe they're fed up with our politics or climate. Something is going on.