Have you ever heard the phrase, "never wake a sleeping tiger?"
A woman in Omaha learned that the hard way when she snuck into a zoo early Sunday morning and was bit by a tiger, reports KETV.
Police say Jacqueline Eid, 33, was intoxicated when she entered the unauthorized area of the Henry Doorly Zoo at around 7:20 a.m.
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— Omaha's Zoo (@OmahaZoo) November 1, 2015
Eid was transported to Creighton University Medical Center by a friend and is currently in the hospital with a severe injury to her left hand.
The Omaha Police Department said in a statement that the 33-year-old showed signs of drug or alcohol intoxication.
Eid was cited with criminal trespass. The investigation is ongoing.
A woman visiting the Denver Zoo was left shocked and injured after being bit by a black rhino:
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