A massive Nile CROCODILE weighing 660kg recently BIT his handler during a show at the Crocodile Creek in KZN.
WATCH THE VIRAL VIDEO OF THE MASSIVE NILE CROCODILE TAKING A SNAP
According to Crocodile Creek in Kwazulu-Natal, the attack happened on Sunday, 10 September.
In the video, you can see the crocodile handler names Sean walking around and feeding one of the two crocodiles in the enclosure. He is seen talking to the onlooking visitors.
After giving the smaller crocodile a chicken, he walks around to go sit on the back of the MASSIVE Nile crocodile.
THE HANDLER IS SEEN SITTING ON THE BACK OF THE MASSIVE CROCODILE
As he takes a seat on the back of the MASSIVE crocodile, he is heard saying:
“This is the only crocodile in South Africa that I can sit on its back.”
He goes on to explain that the Nile crocodile has a 60-centimeter bite area and he has a 66-centimeter head.
The smaller crocodile suddenly turns its head in the direction of the handler.
THE CROCODILE SUDDENLY COMES IN FROM THE SIDE
The handler is startled when he sees the smaller crocodile coming for him, and he suddenly gets up from the back of the MASSIVE crocodile.
As he gets up and turns away, the MASSIVE crocodile comes in from the side and BITES him over the left thigh before he throws him to the ground.
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:
The injured handler quickly scrambles away, a traumatised baby can be heard crying.
According to Crocodile Creek, the handler, Sean sustained two big teeth holes as well as bruising.
THE HANDLER SUSTAINED BIG HOLES TO HIS THIGH/LEG
“Sean sewed up the holes himself and came back to work 20mins later.”Crocodile Creek
While this was not the first crocodile attack at Crocodile Creek, it was the first time that this specific Nile crocodile, Hannibal, bit a handler.
“It was because the female was moving in on him, and she is very stroppy. So Sean was watching the female, and Hannibal just reminded him that he was there. If Hannibal had done a proper bite, it would have been very bad. Like every job. There is always a chance of injuries.”Crocodile Creek
HANNIBAL WEIGHS 660 KG AND MEASURES 4.8METERS
Hannibal is a 78-year-old Nile crocodile, measuring 4.8 m and weighing 660 kgs.
In the video and photos, Sean’s hand missing his index finger is visible. When asked about his hand, the Crocodile Creek explained that he had lost his finger with a table saw.
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