Sunday, April 15, 2007

Taking A Bite Out Of Stupidity

So maybe the Taiwanese vet "de Milo" didn't have a handle on the situation...

A zookeeper in Taiwan has undergone seven hours of surgery to have his arm reattached after it was bitten off by a crocodile, while another zoo worker in Argentina was today fighting for her life following a freak attack by an anteater.

In Taiwan, doctors today announced they had completed the intensive surgery to reattach Chang Po-yu's forearm after a 440-pound Nile crocodile bit it clean off.

The country's Liberty Times newspaper reported that the country's accident happened at the Shaoshan Zoo in the southern city of Kaohsiung, when the veterinarian tried to retrieve a tranquiliser dart from the reptile’s hide so he could give it medication.

Okay, this just needs to be said: "Sometimes it doesn't pay to go out on a limb to help animals."

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