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Crocodile farmer torn to pieces by 40 of his own reptiles


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A crocodile farmer was torn to pieces by 40 of his reptiles after falling into their enclosure.

The president of the local crocodile association was trying to move one animal out of its cage when it grabbed the stick he was using as a goad with its jaws and pulled him in.

Luan Nam, 72, was set upon by the crocodiles in Siem Reap, Cambodia, where the reptiles are farmed for their eggs, skin and meat.

Nam’s body was recovered from the cage, where the crocodile had laid eggs, but his arm was torn off and eaten by animals.

His corpse was covered in bite marks, police said after the accident.

He fell from one of the walkways positioned over the animals’ enclosure, which was left soaked in blood.

“While he was chasing a crocodile out of an egg-laying cage, the crocodile attacked the stick, causing him to fall into the enclosure,” Mey Savry, police chief of Siem Reap commune, told AFP.

“Then other crocodiles pounced, attacking him until he was dead,” he said....



I wasn't there, but I can see, 72 yr old, refusing to let go of his favourite stick.

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