Undertoad Saturday Apr 14 10:50 AM
April 14, 2007: Veterinarian loses arm to crocodile [warning: kinda graphic]
milkfish Saturday Apr 14 11:03 AM
Well, that could have gone better.
Larry Saturday Apr 14 11:06 AM
I forsee many "need a hand?" jokes.
tissy_uk Saturday Apr 14 11:09 AM
don't believe anyone who say croc's are basically 'armless creatures
Sheldonrs Saturday Apr 14 11:33 AM
What? You've never seen a crocodile handbag before?
littlenickyer Saturday Apr 14 11:38 AM
I guess this makes me the first today to make a tasteless (ha ha) reference to eating the image of the day. I have to say, I can't blame the crocodile. That veterinarian looks delicious.
piercehawkeye45 Saturday Apr 14 11:45 AM
God, I wonder how much that would hurt? Damn.
Happy Monkey Saturday Apr 14 12:35 PM
Yeah, crocs don't really have cutting-style teeth. They're more get-a-good-grip-and rip-style.
littlenickyer Saturday Apr 14 12:37 PM
Ibby Saturday Apr 14 02:27 PM
All the papers here have his big smiling mug on the cover now, big ol' thumbs-up for all the people who were SO worried by the incident.
milkfish Saturday Apr 14 02:40 PM
The zoo authorities are probably wishing they had put in some extra sessions of animal dress-up practice beforehand. Now we understand why such a thing might have been useful.
Nikolai Saturday Apr 14 03:34 PM
Well in Taiwan they'd probably eat that poor croc so I guess he was getting his own back
simian Saturday Apr 14 05:32 PM
A pawn shop owner in Kaohsiung reported a croc trying to pawn a watch and wedding ring, but the croc fled with the items when the pawn broker reached for the phone.
Karenv Saturday Apr 14 05:43 PM
The zoo bought the animal ten years ago from a local resident who had kept it as a pet.
Elspode Saturday Apr 14 06:39 PM
I hope somebody briefed the keeper about this creature. After all, forewarned is forearmed.
CharlieG Saturday Apr 14 07:10 PM
Sheldonrs Saturday Apr 14 10:54 PM
The poor guy doesn't know how he got off easier with the Croc. Cuz he's gonna have to give the arm AND a leg back when he gets the bill for the surgery.
Beestie Saturday Apr 14 11:04 PM
I believe this would fall under workman's comp.
Clodfobble Saturday Apr 14 11:26 PM
That's okay Beestie, the idea of Taiwanese workman's comp is funny enough by itself.
Kel Monday Apr 16 09:56 AM
Sundae Monday Apr 16 11:36 AM
Argh. I probably shouldn't admit this, but I actually found the picture of the croc with the arm in its mouth really funny. I mean laugh out loud funny.
Nightsong Monday Apr 16 07:58 PM
He's Oriental. Half an hour later you'd be hungry again.
As to shooting the croc, it looks like a saltie. Anything short of armour peircing your just pissing him off.
This picture made me smile actually. I am a herp keeper. I expect that my obit will contain the line "They found him with it's teeth still in his throat."
SPUCK Tuesday Apr 17 05:56 AM
That's a little cutie Nightsong!
Happy Monkey Tuesday Apr 17 05:55 PM
Nightsong Tuesday Apr 17 09:48 PM
thanks Spuck, He is one os the myriad of creatures that rules my life.
monster Wednesday Apr 18 08:34 PM
HungLikeJesus Wednesday Apr 18 10:06 PM
This is the version that the newspapers wouldn't print. Who needs PhotoShop when the GIMP is available for free?
HungLikeJesus Saturday Apr 21 11:28 AM
I thought it looked pretty good for being hand-drawn.