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    Australian drunk survives attempt to ride crocodile

    A drunk man who climbed into a crocodile enclosure in Australia and attempted to ride a 5m (16ft) long crocodile has survived his encounter.

    The crocodile, called Fatso, bit the 36-year-old man's leg, tearing chunks of flesh from him as he straddled the reptile.

    He received surgery to serious wounds to his leg and is recovering in hospital, police say.

    He had been chucked out of a pub in the town of Broome for being too drunk.

    The man, who was not named by the police, climbed over a fence and tried to sit on the 800kg (1,800lb) saltwater crocodile.

    BBC News - Australian drunk survives attempt to ride crocodile

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    Poor terrry57



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    You just got to love them Aussies ain't ya, the crazy fcukers certainly are game for a laugh.
    I'd like to buy that man a beer

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    How pissed can u get

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    ^ well, this guy was pissed enough for his brain to fully shut down, even though his body was still functioning

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    Rip snorter of a story..what a drongo..

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    Lucky for the man it was the dry season (cool season) and crocs are a lot slowler. Extra lucky that there is an unseasonable cold snap occurring at the moment.
    Unlucky for the croc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper
    He had been chucked out of a pub in the town of Broome for being too drunk.
    Does anyone find that odd? Now you know that heroin addicts don't get thrown out of their smack houses for being to wasted...unless of course they OD!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Looper
    The crocodile, called him a Fatso, and bit the 36-year-old man's leg, tearing chunks of flesh from him as he straddled the reptile.
    Is that any better????

    Quote Originally Posted by Sdigit
    I'd like to buy that man a beer
    You'll have to wait till he sobers up a bit or he might try to straddle a Dr or nurse...that would surely end up a fatality...



    The Croc' was tearing chunks off for a bar-b later....clever croc'
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    Sydney Morning Herald quoted the pub owner as describing this guy as thinking he was 'Steve Irwin reincarnated'
    The crocodile ride could be a fast way to join him.

    On topic - last week i saw last 1/2 hr of a documentary on a big saltwater croc breeding farm and tourist venture, thought it was Connarra or similar but tried to google -no luck, they had two huge males (one was 'Gorganza'), during filming one broke into another's pen overnight and showed the owners next day teary-eyed dredging up this huge (they said 7m) carcass. Only one major wound, said the younger one would have drowned it. Massive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genghis61
    Sydney Morning Herald quoted the pub owner as describing this guy as thinking he was 'Steve Irwin reincarnated'
    How on earth can he be Stevie's reincarnation....unless the pratt was about 3 and a half years old!!!! The Publican should be arrested for allowing a minor to drink!!!
    Reincarnation please....use the English language correctly or not at all....

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    Proof that Australians taste like shite

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    So the croc bit him on the leg and let him go? Maybe Australians don't taste too good.......


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    ^you are 107 minutes late with that joke

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    Yep, gotta love the Australians.

    That's a great story for him to tell at the pub another day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Poor terrry57

    Foking hell, that's the last time that I'm drinking 68 cans and topping it of with 15 cones.

    Makes me think I'm a pommy bastard and capable of anything.

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    Fatso the croc is a former local | Northern Territory News | Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia | ntnews.com.au
    the man, who climbed into Fatso's pen, only survived because the crocodile was asleep at the time and had slowed down its body functions due to chilly temperatures in Broome."When the man touched him, Fatso had to turn around 180 degrees, but he was confined in two corners of his pen, that's why he only snapped as a warning - otherwise the man wouldn't have survived."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post
    Lucky for Fatso that this feral crusty mohawk bogan didn't try to bite him first or the croc would probably need a tetanus shot.

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    Croc man Michael Newman talks about why he tackled Fatso


    'CROC man' Michael Newman has spoken for the first time since climbing onto the back of 5m crocodile Fatso at a Broome crocodile park. The Broome visitor is lucky to be alive after trying to ride the giant predator, which bit Mr Newman’s leg, cutting it wide open, before the drunken 36-year-old escaped the engagement.

    In an interview with Channel Nine news, Mr Newman described how he stumbled across the crocodile park before confronting the beasts.
    Watch Channel Nine news tonight for the full interview.
    "I kept having these dreams about lots of crocs,'' Mr Newman said.
    "And I was passing the park and had a torch on me and I thought I’ll have a look around. I went up to the fence and I seen these two crocs.

    “I named one of the crocs Moonstar and I was talking to him from the fence and I said ‘oh you’re Moonstar, you belong to the moon and the stars because you’re a prehistoric creature and animal.


    "I went to get on its back, but within one split second before I even slightly touched his back, it grabbed my leg."

    That crocodile was Fatso, an 800kg five metre beast.

    Broome police Sergeant Roger Haynes said yesterday that authorities were shocked that Mr Newman survived his brush with the 800kg beast.
    ``He has attempted to sit on its back and the croc has taken offence to that and has spun around and bit him on the right leg.

    ``For an unknown reason, the crocodile has let him go and he's managed to scale the fence and exit the park.''

    Crocodile park owner Malcolm Douglas said the man was incredibly lucky to survive his brush with the 800kg "Fatso'' who was relocated about 20 years ago from a Northern Territory river where it had been attacking boats.

    Mr Douglas said the cooler night in Broome had probably made "Fatso" a bit more sluggish than he would normally have been, contributing to the miracle escape from a near-certain fatal attack.

    Mr Newman managed to clamber back over the perimeter fence and made his way back to the nearby tavern to get help after the attack, about 10.15pm on Monday.


    Croc man Michael Newman talks about why he tackled Fatso | Perth Now



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    This is how my old newspaper reported it.


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    My roommate in college tried to 'snatch' up rattlesnake by the tail, telling us with great confidence that once you enticed it to strike, and it was fully extended, it was easy. Proceeded to demonstrate proper technique. Bitten twice in rapid succession. Off to hospital which, in North Florida, had anti-venom on hand. Still has some nerve damage in his hand. Oh yeah, there was a weeeee bit of alcohol involved. It ain't just Aussies.

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