A video posted over the weekend of LSU’s beloved tiger, Mike VII, showing off his stalking skills has gone viral on social media.
The video, posted by Kevin Felder Jr., shows a focused Mike VII inching through the pool in his enclosure before launching into a pounce on the glass behind a man standing with his back to the tiger.
As of Tuesday afternoon, the video’s gotten more than 2.2 million views on Facebook, more than 54,000 shares and been picked up by multiple news outlets.
“I learned why u don’t turn your back on a tiger,” Felder captioned the encounter.
In the past week, Google searches for “Mike the Tiger” have increased by 120%, according to Google Trends.
Ernie Ballard, LSU’s director of media relations, was unable to be reached for comment by press time.