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Social Worker says training helped when tiger escaped

A screenshot of the tiger escaping from trainers, courtesy of ABC News.

A screenshot from a video of the tiger escaping from trainers, courtesy of ABC News.

Social worker Jenna Krehbiel says her social work training helped when she and her three-year-old daughter ran into an escaped circus tiger in the women’s room of a Salina, Kan. civic center, according to this article on Fosters.com.

Jenna Krehbiel. Screenshot courtesy of ABC News.

Jenna Krehbiel. Screenshot courtesy of ABC News.

The tiger from the Isis Shrine Circus escaped from trainers and ran into the restroom. Krehbiel happened to be taking her daughter to the bathroom through a door that hadn’t been blocked and found herself standing two feet away from the animal.

Krehbiel said she is trained as a social worker to stay calm so didn’t scream or run. The tiger was recaptured within minutes.

Her daughter didn’t realize the danger they were in.

“My daughter wanted to know if it had washed its hands,” she said. “That was her only concern. I think that shows the thoughts of children and that they wouldn’t have known there was danger.”

Cheers to Fosters.com for mentioning how social work training helped the Krehbiels.

You can watch a video footage of the incident from ABC News.

 

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