Team shortlist08 Mar 2016 AT 03:31 PM

WATCH: Escaped tiger stops traffic in Doha

Footage shows big cat roaming between cars
Team shortlist08 Mar 2016 AT 03:31 PM
Tiger, Doha, Qatar
© Twitter/PeninsulaQatar
Tiger, Doha, Qatar
© Twitter/PeninsulaQatar

Twitter has erupted with pictures and videos of a tiger on the loose in Doha, Qatar. The footage shows the big cat prowling in between cars on a motorway, as traffic is at a complete standstill.

Another video shows the tiger on the motorway while traffic is moving – the animal appears to fall from the back of a lorry (although this isn't confirmed), before swerving an oncoming car.

A tweet from Ministry of Interior Qatar says: We assure all that the concerned authorities are following up what has been trending over spotting a tiger in some areas of the country.

Other tweets seem to suggest that the tiger is no longer on the loose, however, there have been no official reports about where the tiger came from or how it ended up on a motorway.

We hope that the tiger (and anyone involved) is now safe.

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