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'My son was on the menu': Video shows big cat charge little boy behind glass at Dublin Zoo

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Posted at 8:21 AM, Dec 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-24 08:21:50-05

DUBLIN, Ireland — A fun day at the zoo turned into a startling moment when only a glass window stood between a little boy a very feisty tiger.

The video was posted Sunday on Twitter and shows the boy with his back to the window at the Dublin Zoo in Ireland with the big tiger off in the distance.

The tiger begins to creep toward the little boy, who turns around to take a peek at the big cat, who then freezes.

That is when in a split second the animal sprints toward the child to attack him.

Thankfully, the glass did its job, and no one was hurt.

The boy’s dad, RobC, had a sense of humor about the viral moment, posting that the frisky feline apparently had “my son was on the menu.”

By Tuesday morning, the video had already been viewed 1.8 million times and racked up 45,700 likes.