Saturday, April 14, 2007


Croc attack vet’s arm saved

‘A Taiwanese zoo vet has had his arm reattached after it was bitten off by a crocodile.

Earlier reports that the crocodile had been shot have been proven untrue after an examination of the animal.

Chang Po-yu, 38, from the southern Kaohsiung city’s Shou Shan Zoo, was injecting the sick crocodile with anaesthetic when it attacked him.

The Associated Press reported that Mr Chang was trying to retrieve a tranquiliser dart from the reptile’s hide when it attacked him.

Police shot a crocodile after it bit off the arm – but no bullet holes have been found in its skin.’

Crocodile Eats Arm

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