Man slips, lands on croc

The Sun (Malaysia) - - FRONT PAGE -

SYDNEY: A Dan­ish back­packer sur­vived an en­counter with a croc­o­dile on Fri­day af­ter he slipped and landed on top of the crea­ture in Western Aus­tralia.

Johnny Bonde, 27, said he was pho­tograph­ing the reptile at Lake Ku­nunurra when he tum­bled and fell into the wa­ter, The West Aus­tralian re­ported.

“Next thing I know, I’m slid­ing down the bank and then I just top­pled over and landed right on top of the croc. He got a pretty good grip on me and shook me around a bit,” Bonde said. “I could feel a bit of pain in my arm. It wasn’t that bad though, I was more shocked than any­thing.”

A video showed Bonde hold­ing his blood­ied right arm. He was treated in hos­pi­tal for deep cuts, the news­pa­per said.

Bonde said he felt “stupid” and un­der­stood why he was bit­ten by the croc­o­dile, which he es­ti­mated was about 2.5m long. “If some­body’s body slammed me at night, I would be an­gry too,” he said. – AFP

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