Watch: Escaped tiger takes a catwalk on Qatar highway
The tiger appeared to have a broken chain attached to its collar and “appears to be an escaped pet”
Wandering through traffic and aimlessly weaving between cars, a tiger cub was filmed on a Qatar highway on Tuesday.
The 20-second footage has circulated on social media, with later reports confirming that the confused cub had been taking a stroll on the Doha Expressway.
The tiger appeared to have a broken chain attached to its collar and “appears to be an escaped pet,” Doha News reported.
The Gulf state’s interior ministry posted on Twitter that it was following up on reports of the loose tiger.
نطمئن الجميع بان الجهات المعنية تتابع ما يجري تدواله بشأن مشاهدة نمر في مناطق محددة في البلاد #الداخلية_قطر— وزارة الداخلية - قطر (@MOI_Qatar) March 8, 2016
But this isn’t the first time Qatar has been confronted with prowling wild animals on the loose.
Last March, an escaped cheetah cub was found in the Al Sakhama area north of Doha, according to the news site.
Under Qatari law, it is illegal for residents to have wild animals as pets and the act is punishable by jail time and fines.
Wild animals on the loose have also been spotted in other Gulf states.
In Dubai, a pet lion was seen roaming the streets of Al Barsha neighborhood last January after escaping from his owners.
In Kuwait, a man was sued in 2014 after his pet lion escaped and attacked a Filipina maid.