Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16

Thread: Croc bites off vet's arm

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    Posts
    5,315

    Croc bites off vet's arm

    WARNING: If you click HERE , you will see a picture of a crocodile with an arm in its mouth!

    Surgeons reattached a Taiwanese veterinarian's forearm today after a 200-kilogram Nile crocodile chomped it off and colleagues recovered the limb from the reptile's mouth.

    The male crocodile severed Chang Po-yu's forearm at the Shaoshan Zoo in the southern city of Kaohsiung yesterday when the veterinarian tried to retrieve a tranquiliser dart from the reptile's hide so he could give it medication, zoo officials said.

    The forearm was reattached following seven hours of surgery today.

    The Liberty Times newspaper said Chang failed to notice that the crocodile was not fully anaesthetised when he stuck his arm through an iron rail to medicate it.

    As Chang was rushed to the hospital yesterday, a zoo worker shot two bullets at the crocodile's neck to retrieve the forearm, Chen Po-tsun, a zoo official, said.

    "The crocodile was unharmed as we didn't find any bullet holes on its hide," Chen said. "It probably was shocked and opened its mouth to let go of the limb."

    The 17-year-old reptile is one of a pair of Nile crocodiles kept by the zoo.

    Known as a man-eater because of its voracious nature, the crocodile is listed as an endangered species, and is rapidly disappearing from its native African habitat.

    Chen said the zoo bought the crocodile 10 years ago from a local resident who had kept it as a pet.

    Thank you Wolf_Q!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Binghamton, New York
    Posts
    5,991
    OUCH!!!!!!!!!!
    Maggie,

    I didn't slap you, I just high fived your Face!
    I've Been Boo'd!!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    SE USA
    Posts
    18,452
    That is a BIG OWIEEEEE!

    Special Needs Pets just leave bigger imprints on your heart!

  4. #4
    This but a scratch.



    Crocks give me the heebe jeebies.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    20,613
    Oh poor guy...I hope he regains the use of his arm!!!
    "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." -- Milton Berle

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    8,169
    Seems that croc wanted a bit of a change in diet....some Chinese food for lunch.
    I'd say that vet won't be using chopsticks for a while yet !!!!
    Wom

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    8,169
    Quote Originally Posted by Marigold2
    This but a scratch.



    Crocks give me the heebe jeebies.
    Hey Mon,
    If you get to come to Australia, I can take you on a kayak ride up one of the northern rivers.....you can get some real close-up pics of a few maneaters.
    Wom

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    At university in Hertfordshire, UK
    Posts
    4,945
    YIKES!

    I do hope this doesn't trigger any more bad reps or infuriated killing sprees for crocs. As with any animal they will attack when threatened, it's just that they have huge, powerful jaws to attack with. I can't believe that it was previously kept as a pet!

    Zimbabwe 07/13


  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    8,169
    Quote Originally Posted by Miss Z
    YIKES!

    I do hope this doesn't trigger any more bad reps or infuriated killing sprees for crocs. As with any animal they will attack when threatened, it's just that they have huge, powerful jaws to attack with. I can't believe that it was previously kept as a pet!
    Hahahaha...attack when threatened ???? More likely they attack when something moves, which is of course....something to eat....
    Wom

  10. #10
    OMG, I love crocs and there beautiful creatures but POOR MAN!

  11. #11


    Wow. I'm amazed at the medical advances we've made that they were able to reattach his arm. He probably won't regain full use of it, but I hope so.

    I think I'd of died from shock.
    ~Kimmy, Kia, Chipper, Zam, Logan, Raptor, Nimrod, June, Mei, Jasper, Esme, Lucy Inara, & Morla

    Thanks Kfamr for the sig!

    Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Weight Loss Tools

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    8,169
    Quote Originally Posted by ramanth


    Wow. I'm amazed at the medical advances we've made that they were able to reattach his arm. He probably won't regain full use of it, but I hope so.

    I think I'd of died from shock.
    OMG yes.....I'd drop dead for sure if that happened to me.
    Wom

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Deep-N-Heart of Tx && My Babie's Hearts
    Posts
    15,558

    Croc bites off vet's arm

    Oh my I saw this too.. **** BIGG OUCHSS **** Hope all is going to do well..

    ~~~Thank You Very Much {Kim} kimlovescats for the Grand Siggy~~~

    [[ Furr Babies are Like Potato Chips **** No One Can Have Just One ]]
    ****** Kindness, Mercy & Justice to All Living Creatures ******
    {{{{{Everyday is a Gift = That's why it's Called the Present }}}}}
    ((( Each Day With Our Pets is a Surprise Package Waiting to be Opened )))
    <Sunsets are God's Reminder to Us That At The End of the Day We're All In This Together>

  14. #14
    ~Kimmy, Kia, Chipper, Zam, Logan, Raptor, Nimrod, June, Mei, Jasper, Esme, Lucy Inara, & Morla

    Thanks Kfamr for the sig!

    Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Weight Loss Tools

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    NE Pa.
    Posts
    3,190
    glad they re attached........
    Merry Holidays to One an All Blessed be

Similar Threads

  1. Pack of Dogs kill Croc In Florida
    By wolf_Q in forum Dog General
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 03-30-2006, 03:27 PM
  2. Killer Croc caught in Uganda!!!
    By Sara luvs her Tinky in forum General
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-09-2005, 03:52 PM
  3. Croc Hunter
    By animal_rescue in forum General
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-26-2004, 12:02 AM
  4. "Steve Irwin's baby in a croc shocker"
    By Tweety_Pie in forum Dog House
    Replies: 79
    Last Post: 01-07-2004, 07:58 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Copyright © 2001-2013 Pet of the Day.com