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    A crocodile at a zoo in the southern Taiwan city of Kaohsiung holds the forearm of a zoo veterinarian in between its teeth, April 11, 2007. The crocodile bit off the arm of the zoo veterinarian treating it, an official reported. Picture taken April 11, 2007. REUTERS/Frank Lin (TAIWAN)

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    Sucks to be a vet in that town. The crazy thing is that they dont want to seem to get near the thing to get the persons forarm back. Its all pale looking and not even bleeding anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vigostar
    Sucks to be a vet in that town. The crazy thing is that they dont want to seem to get near the thing to get the persons forarm back. Its all pale looking and not even bleeding anymore.
    They did, one of the employees scared the croc with gunfire so he let go of the arm. The severed arm was rushed to the hospital where they managed to attach it again, lucky bastard hehe.

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    eek If I didn't know it had really happened, I'd think it was photoshopped.
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    Great dragon/creature inspiration ref.

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    what on earth was he trying to do without trying its jaws together first. Its like the first rule of playing with crocodiles...

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    theres the blood shots!!! Gross although the croc seems to like it or you would think it would drop the arm?
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    He had shot the croc with a tranquilizer dart, and thought that the croc was out. The vet soon found out the croc wasn't as tranquilized as he thought when he went to pull the dart out.

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    Wow that's pretty sick. He was lucky it wasn't a sting-ray

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell
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    That's just what I was thinking. The vet's incredibly lucky that they were able to retrieve and reattach his arm.

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    wow. I'm surprised they were able to retrieve it because it doesn't look like it would take that much effort on the croc's part to just wolf it down given the size of his head by comparison.

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    Damn and the vet only wanted to lend him a hand.

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    the vet shoulda ripped out one of its eyes with his other hand pretty gruesome, but cool nonetheless.. - JAG
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    Is it possible that the reason the croc didn't gulp the hand down is because the bite was meant as a defensive gesture, instead of being motivated by hunger?

    Great images. Thanks, Elwell.

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    Crikey!

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    holy shit!
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    Knowing that whole "clone stamp" incident with Reuters back in August, if there weren't so many pics I'd be seriously doubtful.

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    The alligators that were sunning themselves in my backyard this afternoon definately creep me out after looking at these pictures. I'll think twice now every time I have to walk near them when they're out there.

    'Funny. My first thought when I saw that first picture was "What a shame. That's such a nice-looking hand." Well...at least the zookeeper got it back!

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    I'm imagining how the croc pulled that arm out. That thing is powerful.

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    hook! hook! hook!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell
    What I find really interesting is that the hand is still in a semi fist. I would've pictured a completely limp hand by now but perhaps the teeth are actually clenching the muscles tight enough to keep a bit of tension from the initial reaction from the vet.

    Super grim yikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by egerie
    What I find really interesting is that the hand is still in a semi fist. I would've pictured a completely limp hand by now but perhaps the teeth are actually clenching the muscles tight enough to keep a bit of tension from the initial reaction from the vet.

    Super grim yikes!
    I was thinking the same thing.

    The fist of defiance!

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    the vet shoulda ripped out one of its eyes with his other hand pretty gruesome, but cool nonetheless.. - JAG
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    OMG!! Imagine how that would feel? Those things are powerful.
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    Thanks to these pictures, i got reintroduced to tubgirl and the gang, also discovered some new ones! I love the internet

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    Well yeah, you gotta feel sorry for the dude who lost his hand (temporarily).

    But major kudos to the Croc!

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    just now i'm realizing how fuckin big that croc is look at the size head to hand. wow.
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    Nightmare fuel.

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