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Phuket tourist show handler keeps hand as croc slams jaw shut (video)

PHUKET: A crocodile handler at a show in Phuket is lucky to have kept his right hand after the crocodile he was teasing to entertain tourists yesterday (Dec 30) snapped his jaw shut and quickly spun into a “death roll”.

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Saturday 31 December 2016, 10:57AM


Anusak Salangam, 47, a handler and trainer at Crocodile World on Chao Fa West Rd, kept his cool and spun with the three-year-old male croc to ensure his hand was not ripped off by the powerful jaws.

Mr Anusak was taken to Mission Hospital to confirm his hand suffered no more than minor cuts and scratches.

“He luckily had only minor scratches from the bite,” staff at Crocodile World told The Phuket News today.

“But Mr Anusak is very experienced in handling crocodiles – and very brave – and he is back at work entertaining tourists at shows today,” the staffer said.

 

 

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Kurt | 03 January 2017 - 15:02:30

Swerv/Joe12: Do not put salt on a snail.
Many years, or a couple of years, it doesn't matter. 
Don't talk about irrelevant issues.
You lived there, you said. I don't think so. 
Don't swerve away from the animal care in Singapore and the animal cruelty in Thailand.

Did you already called your thai friend, the Chief Immigration of Phuket Airport?
About when his department is ...

Rorii | 03 January 2017 - 13:33:33

At least the fool rolled with the croc, but hey, the croc does seem to have the biggest smile.

Andy | 03 January 2017 - 13:28:54

Well said Timothy
Swerv or is it Joe12 as you seem to be one and the same, I have figured out who you are. See here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNa-KLhUfU4

swerv | 03 January 2017 - 13:27:01

Kurt: Where did i state i lived in Singapore for " many years"?
I stated i had previously lived there, hated the place so left after a couple of years.

swerv | 03 January 2017 - 12:19:34

Timothy: Not sure why the sarcasm, i certainly don't own any of the businesses you mentioned, i've not even been to a bar in about 15 years...not my scene.
The property rentals are long term,not short term.

Timothy | 03 January 2017 - 08:59:48

Well Swerve, how very impressive. (don't remember anyone asking for your personal portfolio) two businesses, soon to be three! I can imagine how proud you are of yourself. Most likely beer bar, massage parlor, and hair salon, like most other super-smart, business savvy farang...I hope you have your hotel licence for the property rentals. Keep us informed on the immigration department computer ...

Kurt | 02 January 2017 - 16:08:25

No Swerv,  Do not go on. No need to swerve.
Your last writing  ( you have been living in Singapore many years)shows you say you do know very well the difference between animal care in Singapore, and animal cruelty in Thailand.
It makes your previous reaction on my comment as just being 'anti-me'.
You seem to know very well the difference between Singapore 2017 animal treatment and that ...

swerv | 02 January 2017 - 12:42:58

Kurt: I know the safari is in the zoo,but it is marketed separately, in fact there are 2 safari's... i have previously lived in Singapore. Etc is dolphin lagoon, bird park,butterfly and insect park...do i need to go on?

I have not met up with my friend yet, i am too busy. I have 2 businesses to manage, about to purchase a third one plus my property rentals.

Pauly44 | 02 January 2017 - 11:52:29

Nothing wrong with a properly managed Zoo with animal welfare priority, they don't exploit animals unlike these shows which are rather silly & all too common in Thailand, lets face it they don't have  the best animal rights record, he did have the presence of mind to roll so I'll give him that, he got lucky and dodged a more pernanent reminder/lesson.

Kurt | 01 January 2017 - 23:15:08

swerv: You are swerving again.
Both, Thailand and Singapore are 'beloved'. That is 1.
The animal treatment in Singapore is aiming/hardworking on the welfare of animals.
In Thailand nothing about animal welfare, just exploitation. That is 2.
Think about tiger temples,slaughter houses for selling tiger body parts.
Illegal elephant transports, falsification of birth certificates of wild ...

swerv | 01 January 2017 - 14:07:24

Kurt: So what you are saying is that your beloved Singapore is also in the 1917's as it has a number of zoos, safari etc?
Grow up man.

Joe12 | 31 December 2016 - 20:20:06

Kurt...so what are you going to do about zoo's?

BenPendejo | 31 December 2016 - 14:56:53

Too bad he didn't lose it...I would pay to see some idiot taunting animals getting his comeuppance.

Kurt | 31 December 2016 - 11:50:26

Is it not time to stop these shows?
Respect animals,  do not exploit them for the greed of money.
Bravery? Stupidity I call it.
Hello, we live in 2017, not in 1917! Thailand, wake up.
Start to have respect for animals. Any of them!

Phuket's exploitation of elephants, crocodiles, dolphins, monkeys, etc, it is a disgrace. So much cruelty.
What is in the minds about that?

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