This shocking video shows the terrifying moment a furious crocodile chows down on a trainer’s arm in front of dozens of horrified spectators after he put his arm inside the beast’s mouth during a show in Chiang Rai, Thailand..
According to reports, 45-year-old Tao was performing a stunt at the Phokkathara zoo in front of around 100 people when the incident occurred.
In the video, Tao is was seen putting his arm inside the crocodile’s jaws before the reptile suddenly clamped down around his forearm and twisted his arm while another keeper looked on.
The handler was heard screaming in pains before managing to free himself and walked out of the stage as he held his injured arm.
The shocking video was shared by Khun Phusawit, 35, who was visiting the Phokkathara Crocodile Farm and Zoo with his wife Nok and their two children.
The show was very good until that happened. I hope that the man is OK and he gets better soon,’ he said.
‘Everybody was shocked when it happened. The kids were a little bit scared.’
He added: ‘I’ve watched the clip back many times to see how it happened and the crocodile seems to not like having the hand in his mouth.’
In a statement released on Monday by Dong Wittawat, the owner of the crocodile park, he said the trainer who had been bitten was treated at the farm and is ‘fine.’
‘He was treated at the farm with bandaging,’ Mr. Wittawat said.
‘He loves crocodiles and he will be working again soon in the next two weeks. It is very rare for this to happen.’
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