This is the moment a chained lynx mauls a portly circus tamer on stage causing panic among the audience.
The incident took place in the Caucasian city of Tskhinvali, in western Georgia.
In the video, the young lynx is seen with a chain around its neck before the portly circus tamer appears to yank on it causing it to fall from the high chair it is standing on.
Video Credit: CEN/@ossves
After falling, the animal can be seen attacking the trainer and trying to scratch him with its claws.
The animal can then be seen struggling to pull away from the man before running backstage as screams can be heard from the crowd.
According to local media, there were many children sitting in the audience including in the front rows and the lynx could have caused injuries if it escaped as no barriers were installed between the stage and the audience.
Many netizens slammed the circus for using wild animals in their shows and not putting up a cage to protect people.
Netizen named ‘bari_boo’ said: “I wish they forbid soon this violence against animals”
Another internet user named ‘tekstil_dom_almaty’ said: “They need to ban wild animals from performing in circuses at government level. When will this violence against animals stop?!”
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Story By: Gheorghi Caraseni, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
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