Don’t pet the tiger: Woman Bitten By Tiger
Published: November 2, 2015
Don’t pet the tiger: Woman Bitten By Tiger, An intoxicated woman was bitten by a tiger after she broke into a zoo and tried to pet the animal, police said.
Jacqueline Eide, 33, reached into the predator’s cage after she allegedly entered Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska, early Sunday – just hours after Halloween.
“”If you pet a tiger you will most likely get bitten””
There was no merciful repeat of Daniel in the lions’ den, however, and Eide suffered a “severe trauma” to her left hand, the Omaha Police Department said in a statement.
She was driven to hospital by a friend, where police said Eide was aggressive and showed signs of intoxication by alcohol or drugs. She was cited for criminal trespass and remained at the hospital for treatment Sunday.
The tiger involved was said to be an 18-year-old Malayan tiger called Mai, according to the zoo. The incident was still under investigation Sunday.
“Just in case you had any doubt … If you pet a tiger you will most likely get bitten,” the Omaha Police Department said on Facebook.
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