DOHA, Qatar, March 9 (UPI) -- Motorists on a busy stretch of highway in the capital of Qatar were shocked to discover an unusual traveler in traffic -- a tiger.
Highway travelers in Doha shared video and photos of the tiger on social media after the big cat, which had a chain around its neck, fell from the back of a truck traveling on the Doha Expressway during the Tuesday morning commute.
The photos and videos showed the tiger running through the lines of stopped cars in an apparent attempt to find its way off of the road.
One video shows the tiger being recaptured by its apparent owners and returned to the back of the truck. One of the men capturing the tiger pats it on the head like a house cat.
Qatar's Interior Ministry tweeted in Arabic that the incident is under investigation.