The Daily Mail may have been delving into hyperbole by terming the embed above as “dramatic footage,” but it’s fun to watch nonetheless.
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be eaten by a tiger, then think no further.
Footage captured at a safari park in south west England shows the moment a big cat pounces on its prey – from the victim’s perspective. But have no fear, the victim is a remote video camera hidden in the snow at Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire. The hungry beast took such a liking to the camera that it started to eat it.
The small device carried on recording as Siberian tiger Soundari put it in her jaws, and captured incredibly close-up shots of the inside of the creature’s gaping mouth.
Her razor-sharp teeth were so clear that when keepers at the park watched the footage back they were able to do a dental check on Soundari.The footage also recorded her extremely rough tongue – designed to strip feathers, fur and meat from prey in the wild – as well as her black, cavernous throat.
I’ve always wanted a pet tiger. This video does not discourage me from wanting that.
(Via Daily Mail)