A farmer who fell in an enclosure of 40 crocodiles was 'pounced' upon by the reptiles and devoured, report says

  • A Cambodian farmer was devoured after he fell into an enclosure of 40 crocodiles.
  • The sufferer was utilizing a stick to maneuver a crocodile that had simply laid eggs when the reptile grabbed it.
  • The 70-year-old farmer’s household stated they’d urged him to cease elevating the animals.

A Cambodian farmer was torn to items by his crocodiles after he tried to maneuver one in all them that was guarding its eggs, police stated.

The sufferer, Luan Nam, 72, fell into the crocodile enclosure in Siem Reap whereas attempting to make use of a stick to maneuver a crocodile that had simply laid eggs, in accordance with AFP.

The reptile grabbed the stick and pulled him in, and about 40 crocodiles attacked him and left the enclosure drenched in blood.

“Whereas he was chasing a crocodile out of an egg-laying cage, the crocodile attacked the stick, inflicting him to fall into the enclosure,” Mey Savry, police chief of Siem Reap commune, instructed AFP.

“Then different crocodiles pounced, attacking him till he was useless,” he stated.

The sufferer’s physique bore quite a few chew marks, and one in all his arms had been bitten off and swallowed by one of many crocodiles, he stated.

Pictures from the scene present the crocodiles within the bloody enclosure, in accordance with The Telegraph. One picture reportedly exhibits the reptiles surrounding the farmer’s physique, and one picture exhibits one of many crocodiles chewing on a shoe.

Nam, who was the president of the native crocodile farmers’ affiliation, had been urged by his household to cease elevating the animals, commune chief Could Sameth instructed AFP.

Crocodiles are bred in a number of farms round Siem Reap, the city the place the well-known Angkor Wat ruins are, and the reptiles’ eggs, skins, and meat are harvested to promote and make leather-based and different merchandise.

Nam’s household stated that they may now promote his inventory, Sameth instructed AFP.

This isn’t the primary time somebody has come to a tragic demise at a crocodile farm, a two-year-old lady was killed by crocodiles in 2019 at her household’s reptile farm in the identical Po Banteay Chey village, the police chief stated.