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Offline thaiga

Crocodile bites trainer (video)
« on: July 24, 2013, 02:41:11 PM »
A trainer at a popular tourist crocodile farm in Samut Prakan was lucky to escape serious injury when one of the reptiles snapped its jaws shut while his head was inside its mouth. The incident was caught on camera and posted online.

Uthen Youngprapakorn, owner of the Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo, said the incident occurred on Sunday, July 21, about 11am.

He said 27-year-old crocodile trainer Pravit 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 experience in crocodile training. He told him the crocodile might have been startled after he placed his head between its jaws and then his hand slipped on the wet ground and accidentally brushed its cheek.

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"This is the first time this has happened at our crocodile farm," Mr Uthen said. "I've regularly warned the performers to be careful at all times."

Sao Saengkit, another crocodile trainer, grabbed the huge reptile's tail when it bit Mr Pravit. He also said his colleague seemed to slip and this probably startled the reptile and caused it to snap its jaws and jerk away.

Mr Sao, 37, said he was keeping an eye on the other crocodiles when his colleague was bitten.

Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

Offline thaiga

Re: Crocodile bites trainer ♦ receives 30 stitches
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2013, 05:56:24 PM »
Crocodile trainer receives 30 stitches after being bitten on head

The crocodile trainer who survived a terrifying croc attack earlier this week spoke out for the first time about the near-death experience that left him with 30 stitches on his head.

During a show that went horribly wrong at Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo, the world’s biggest and Thailand’s oldest, a tourist filmed Prawit Seabmee, 27, being mauled by a croc. The amateur video, which went viral on social media, showed Prawit placing his head in a croc’s mouth as part of a stunt when, suddenly, the reptile snapped its jaws shut.

Prawit told Channel 7 that he managed to pull his head out in time yet still sustained multiple bite wounds around his head. The croc trainer, who has performed with the animal for four months and over one hundred shows, said that this was the first mishap that had ever happened to him. Prawit insisted that he would return to do his beloved job after the recovery.

Prawit believed that direct contact between his slippery left hand and the animal’s mouth caused the attack. The 30-year-old crocodile is now temporarily suspended from shows.
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.