In Life of Pi, we see Pi's father put a live goat at the gate of Richard Parker's cage.
In one shot, the goat is tied standing outside the confinement that holds Richard Parker. We see the tiger approaching slowly before jumping onto the prey.
The the camera cuts to let us see the expressions of Pi's family.
Then the camera goes back to Richard Parker holding the goat in his teeth, without any evidence that the gate was opened and closed.
Is it possible that the goat was squeezed in between metal bars of the cage?