Just like at the zoo … If you poke the bear, you do so at your own risk.

Vanderbilt’s Nifae Lealao poked the bear after the Commodores’ win over Kansas State Saturday night.

“When you come into our house, we show you how to play some SEC ball,” he said. “It don’t matter where you’re from … You’re gonna know what ball we play.

“Alabama, you’re next.”

Oh boy. No disrespect to Vanderbilt, but the Commodores may have signed their own death wish. Sure, a win over 18th-ranked Kansas State is impressive. But the last time we checked, K-State is no Alabama.

The Commodores host the undefeated Crimson Tide next Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.

Come at the king, you best not miss.

The video above was posted by Nashville’s WSMV News 4 sports reporter Justin Beasley.