New LSU mascot Mike VII has been on the job since the fall of 2017, and has already made it clear he likes to say hello to visitors.
This past weekend, Mike VII had a little more fun with some other visitors. It’s clear the one man in the white t-shirt is filming over his shoulder as Mike dips into the water and approaches the glass.
— WAFB (@WAFB) June 18, 2018
It’s definitely all in good fun as Mike creeps and takes one last step. Someone says “He’s going to pounce” in the background, but even that couldn’t save those filming the encounter from taking a step back when it finally happens.
Mike does it again near the very end of the video as another person has his back turned toward the enclosure. Maybe he likes the string on the backpack, or perhaps he just wants more attention.
Regardless, moments like these are special because it not only shows the strength of the tiger, but his intelligence as well.