Crocodile bites head during stunt
- Published: 24/07/2013 at 02:45 PM
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After 8 years of sticking his head in crocodile mouths, makes mistake & barely lives to tell about it.
Crocodile bites trainer(video)
24 Jul 2013
Crocodile trainerwith 8 years of experiencepays respect to crocodilebefore putting his head in his mouth and slipping.
A trainerat a populartourist crocodilefarm in Samut Prakan was lucky to escapeserious injurywhen one of the reptiles snapped its jaws shutwhile his head was inside its mouth. The incidentwas caught on camera and posted online.
Uthen Youngprapakorn, owner of the Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo, said the incidentoccurred on Sunday, July 21, about 11am.
He said 27-year-old crocodiletrainerPravit Suebmee had bite wounds on his face and neck but was not seriously injured
Mr Uthen said that Mr Pravit has more than eight years of experiencein crocodiletraining. He told him the crocodilemight have been startledafter he placed his head between its jaws and then his hand slipped on the wet groundand accidentallybrushed its cheek
"This is the first time this has happened at our crocodilefarm," Mr Uthen said. "I've regularlywarned the performers to be careful at all times."
Sao Saengkit, another crocodiletrainer grabbed the hugereptile's tail when it bit Mr Pravit. He also said his colleagueseemed to slipand this probably startledthe reptileand caused it to snapits jaws and jerkaway.
Mr Sao, 37, said he was keeping an eye on the other crocodiles when his colleaguewas bitten.
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