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Tiger defies stereotypes by playing with dog instead of eating it

For one hair-raising second, we thought this tiger was about to attack.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Posted on Jul 8, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 10:02 am CDT

This could have gone so poorly.

When this dog went for a stroll, it wasn’t expecting a tiger to leap out from behind a mound of dirt. Luckily, after a split second of terror, it turned out the tiger didn’t plan to attack. It just wanted to be friends and play with the dog.

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Who knew tigers could be so playful? They really are just giant house cats. 

Photo via Captain Herbert/Wikimedia (CC BY 3.0)

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*First Published: Jul 8, 2015, 9:53 am CDT