Monday, April 16, 2007

Armed and Dangerous

I know it looks fake but believe it or not the photo to the left is the real thing.
Arm reattached after crocodile attack at zoo
Taipei, Taiwan A zoo worker had his forearm reattached Thursday after his colleagues recovered the severed limb from the mouth of a 440-pound Nile crocodile, an official said.The crocodile severed Chang Po-yu's forearm Wednesday at the Shaoshan Zoo in the southern city of Kaohsiung when the veterinarian tried to retrieve a tranquilizer dart from the reptile's hide, zoo officials said.The Liberty Times newspaper said Chang failed to notice the crocodile was not fully anesthetized when he stuck his arm through an iron rail to medicate it.As Chang was rushed to the hospital Wednesday, a zoo worker shot two bullets at the crocodile's neck to retrieve the forearm, said Chen Po-tsun, a zoo official.

"The crocodile was unharmed as we didn't find any bullet holes on its hide," Chen said. "It probably was shocked and opened its mouth to let go of the limb."

SPECIAL NOTE: Here are some other titles I thought of for this story before I decided on "Armed and Dangerous" Additional title suggestions are welcome

Zookeeper Gives Croc a Hand

Croc Enjoys a Taste of Finger Food

Croc Eventually Unarmed

Farwell to arm

Zookeeper Gives Croc a Knuckle Sandwich

Is That Crocodile Gay or Does He Just Have a Limp Wrist?

Zookeeper Goes Out on a Limb to Help Crocodile

Is That a Hand in Your Mouth or are You Giving me the Power Salute?

Man Becomes Single and Unattached After Trying His Hand as a Zookeeper

7 comments:

unca said...

I can't think of any better (or even any more) great titles for this except to say I find this story both gross and cool at the same time.

si said...

i'm with unca -- totally grossed out at the story (and the picture especially) but fascinated nonetheless.

and your titles -- too much! "farewell to arm" -- hah! :)

unca said...

Is this what they call, living a hand-to-mouth existence?

blogball said...

Good one unca
Thanks for the comment si

How about Croc try’s to get a hand out but ends up empty-handed
I promise that’s the last one.

The Engers said...

This is sick! but cool at the same time. ugh...still sick though!

Dx said...

Give-a-croc-a-hand-today.
Maybe, maybe not.

Dx said...

That's what happens when you choose rock as instead of paper or scissors.

Getting worse, I know.