Man learns the hard way not to tease a panda

He woke up a sleeping panda in a Chinese zoo
Posted at 9:19 AM, Nov 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-01 09:19:03-04

(CNN NEWSOURCE) We hear about home invasions often. But this one involves a man invading the home of a sleeping giant panda.

Zoo officials in an east China province say the panda, named Mei Ling, was resting in an enclosure when a man jumped in, attempting to tease the docile animal.

The panda woke up, grabbed the man by the leg, and wrestled him to the ground.

A camera focused on the giant panda enclosure captured the scene.

Zookeepers say Mei Ling was just looking to play and the move is similar to one used with breeders.

The man struggled to free himself, but eventually managed to escape.

Officials believe the man jumped into the enclosure to show off to his female friends.

The panda is receiving medical checks and is being closely observed, but she seems fine.

The zoo invader hasn't been located, but experts say it's unlikely he was seriously hurt.