So we walk into Huskies football practice today at Montlake, and this gorgeous looking animal was there to greet us. Yes that's a live bengal tiger on hand to watch Husky practice
Her name is Sheena.
She is 16 months old and weighs 300 pounds. A year from now she will have doubled in size. Sheena is property of A Walk on the Wild Side game preserve in Camby, Oregon.
She was guest at practice because LSU famously has a live bengal tiger on its sidelines. This is the current version Mike IV
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The live tiger on the sidelines is one of the many reasons that home games in Baton Rouge are special. Here's a webcam of him in his habitat near the LSU campus.
With over 90,000 fans expected and a live Tiger on the sidelines, it can be a bit of distracting to opposing players. So head coach Steve Sarkisian had the live tiger brought up from Oregon as a way to prepare his team for the frenzy that awaits them.
"It's pretty cool," Erik Kohler said. "I mean there is a live tiger at our practice."
Here's Micah Hatchie staring Sheena down
No word on what Sarkisian will do when the Huskies play the Montana Grizzlies in 2017