While many celebrated Sunday by honoring mothers all across the country, a shocking encounter gripped a quiet Texas suburb in terror.
A potentially deadly standoff between a man and a Bengal tiger was caught on camera.
Video of the incident quickly went vrial.
Reports surrounding the confrontation say that a tiger had been on the loose in a Houston suburb where a man armed with a handgun came face to face with the fierce animal. Multiple videos from community residents show the armed man slowly backing away from the tiger while aiming at it.
Reporter Michael Schwab posted a video to Twitter, in which a woman witnessed the encounter from her window.
She was on the edge of her seat.
“Straight up stand down right now,” she can be heard saying. “… Because there is a freaking Bengal tiger roaming in this yard and this dude needs to be careful.”
“Oh my god,” she repeats. “He’s gonna shoot it. What the heck? Why is there a tiger?”
A photo of the scene pic.twitter.com/wRZ4Bk59sY
— Michael Schwab (@michaelschwab13) May 10, 2021
According to reports, the tiger belonged to a resident living on the block where the standoff occurred.
In another video, the man wielding the gun can be heard shouting at the alleged owner of the animal.
“Get the f–k back inside. F–k you and your f–king tiger,” the man is heard saying.
Another voice in the background, purportedly the owner, says “I’ll get him, I’ll get him.”
Apparently there's a tiger loose on my parents' West Houston street? pic.twitter.com/TgdIiPSPKx
— robwormald (@robwormald) May 10, 2021
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