In the video, you can hear someone telling the visitors to stand still as Mike stealthily creeps closer to the glass window. The animal then lunges from the pool in an attempted pounce toward the visitors. Fortunately, the glass window separated Mike from the male visitors.
Mike VII, formerly known as Harvey, is the university's mascot. The animal has been living in the tiger habitat since August of 2017.
Mike was donated to LSU from a sanctuary in Okeechobee, Florida called Wild at Heart Wildlife Center. Mikes IV, V, and VI were also donated to LSU from rescue facilities.