Girl catches escaped lion and casually carries it down street in wild footage

Incredible scenes were captured as a lion was caught by a girl after it escaped from a home in a Middle Eastern country.

The footage, which shows a street in Kuwait, captures the moment the lion is successfully rescued after it somehow managed to escape.

According to local reports, the lion was a pet of a local resident and escaped onto the street in the Sabahiya area of Kuwait City.

The lion had reportedly been seen wandering the roads in the area, causing panic amongst local residents.

It was eventually captured by the girl as footage showed her carrying the lion down a street.

According to Arab Times, a report was made to Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior about the lion's escape.

The environmental police were alerted to the incident and sent to the area to find the lion.

However, the girl had reportedly already captured the animal before police arrived at the scene.

Some local reports suggest the girl and her father are the owners of the lion and they were able to recapture it.

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This is not the first time a lion has been on the loose in Kuwait City as a similar incident occurred in 2013.

Instead of a young girl capturing the cat, the lion was instead lured into the back of a police car after it was spotted by a passer-by, according to Reuters.

Photos were taken of the animal in the back seat of the police car.

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Many Gulf states have made it illegal for exotic animals to be bought as pets but according to Al Arabiya, they do remain popular as pets.

In 2017, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) outlawed the keeping of wild animals, like lions or tigers, as pets.

Dubai said it was cracking down on dangerous animal ownership in June 2020 after reports over a big cat being seen wandering around a city, despite it later being confirmed it was a housecat.

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