Thursday, April 12, 2007

Tis only a flesh wound; have at you

Crocodile Bites Off Zoo Worker's Arm in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A zoo worker had his forearm reattached Thursday after his colleagues recovered the severed limb from the mouth of a 440-pound Nile crocodile, an official said.
The crocodile severed
Chang Po-yu's forearm on Wednesday at the Shaoshan Zoo in the southern city of Kaohsiung when the veterinarian tried to retrieve a tranquilizer dart from the reptile's hide, zoo officials said.

(Why am I having a vision of the movie 300 when I look at this)

So, they got the arm back. That tells me that this crocodile was just taunting them. If he had been hungry, I'm sure he would have eaten it.

Good lesson learned. If you're going to tranquilize a predator, try to verify that it's out cold before you decide to retrieve the dart. Duh

(It's a Nile Crocodile, it has to be an AKJ terrorist)


Gabrielle Eden said...

Did I have to see this?

kingdavid said...

The wonders of nature, isn't it beautiful.