A girl has been filmed carrying a young lion in her arms down a street after the pet had escaped in Kuwait after locals were reportedly in a panic after spotting the big cat on the loose
This bizarre clip shows a woman casually catching a lion and carrying it down the street after she found it wandering around a busy city.
The big cat escaped from a private residence and although it is still young, it still looks pretty massive from the photos and wrestling it wouldn’t be for the faint-hearted.
But that didn’t stop this woman in Kuwait, who pounced on the lion as soon as she saw it and soon had it by the scruff of the neck.
According to Arab Times, the lion was the pet of a local resident and escaped onto the street in the Sabahiya area of Kuwait City.
According to local reports, the lion was causing panic amongst local residents and the environmental police were alerted to the incident and sent to the area.
However, the girl had reportedly already captured the animal before police arrived at the scene.
Some local reports suggest the girl and her father are the owners of the lion and they were able to recapture it.
This is not the first time a lion has been on the loose in Kuwait City as a similar incident occurred in 2013.
Instead of a young girl capturing the cat, the lion was instead lured into the back of a police car after it was spotted by a passer-by, according to Reuters.
Photos were taken of the animal in the back seat of the police car.
Many Gulf states have made it illegal for exotic animals to be bought as pets but according to Al Arabiya, they do remain popular.
In 2017, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) outlawed the keeping of wild animals, like lions or tigers, as pets.
Dubai said it was cracking down on dangerous animal ownership in June 2020 after reports over a big cat being seen wandering around a city, despite it later being confirmed it was a housecat.