Tiger grabs and pins screaming girl on the ground in Saudi Arabia market

A tiger on a leash taking a leisure walk around a market is a very possible scene that occurs in Saudi Arabia. 

The tiger got the attention of a little girl who peered closely to the tiger only to be grabbed and pinned to the ground, screaming. 

According to Mail Online via The Straits Times, authorities in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) which comprises of Bahrain,  Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, have often issued warnings of dangers in keeping wild animals in homes to the public. 

However, it is viewed as a status symbol and the practice is common among the Middle East's rich youth. 

Watch the heart-thumping video below: