Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Good News... Bad News...


The BBC reports that "a man has been accidentally shot by a rescuer who was trying to free him from the jaws of a crocodile in northern Australia.
The victim, in his late 20s, was attacked by the reptile near a popular tourist spot on the Mary River south-east of Darwin.
He was flown to hospital by helicopter for emergency surgery for bite and bullet wounds.
He is currently in a stable condition in hospital.
Crocodile attacks and shootings are rare in Australia.
To suffer both at once is - to say the least - unfortunate.
Jason Grant was collecting crocodile eggs at a remote reptile farm when he found himself locked inside a giant set of jaws.
For a few terrifying moments the animal wildly shook its victim before the intervention of a fellow worker.
He fired two shots at the saltwater crocodile. One hit the target, while the other struck the arm of his stricken colleague.
It was enough though to bring the drama to an end.
The injured man was flown to hospital in Darwin, where he is recovering."

8 comments:

Titania Starlight said...

Poor guy, but why was he taking croc eggs? Mother nature was doing her job then. Do not take eggs from angry croc mommies. :o(

The All Seeing Eye said...

Titania, he may have been either stealing them or conducting research. It doesn't say...

Xerraire said...

I just don't know if "attack" is the right word to use.
I mean, it's just an animal doing what comes naturally.

:)

The All Seeing Eye said...

That is true, Xerraire. The again, I don't think the Croc had ideas of just having tea w/the guy...

--Bamboo Blitz-- said...

Oooohhh, poor guy but I would imagine that stealing croc eggs would be just as silly as messing around with bear cubs! Like titania said, a momma's wrath is DEADLY!

The All Seeing Eye said...

Exactly, Bamboo Blitz!

tandy said...

dont wanna sound cold or nytin but its actualli funny!! lyk xerraire said d animal was onli actin on its basic instincts! n wel its not dat bad,he survived

mariewalt said...

*facepalm*