Footage of a tiger which escaped its enclosure and began roaming the east of Pretoria has emerged online.
The animal escaped The Farm Inn in Silverlakes and was sighted by shocked residents in Pretoria.
The tiger was seen near a fence of The Meadows estate, the Rekord East reported.
While in the video it appears quite calm, the tiger had attacked a man who had been cycling to work on Friday morning.
Sam Songwani told Rekord that he had to fight off the animal for an hour and a half. The animal had approached him while he was cycling to work, after which he had to throw rocks and use his bicycle to fend off the predator.
"It was the most dangerous and terrifying day of my life. It felt like the tiger would not stop until it would succeed with its plan to tear all my limbs from my body," he told the newspaper.
He eventually sought refuge behind the car of an onlooker who had watched the attack for 30 minutes.
The witness, Charnelle Grobler, called the Farm Inn to notify them that the tiger had escaped.
The tiger was eventually darted and taken back to its enclosure.
See the tiger in the video below: