Friday, March 06, 2009

Croc Update (From the Penthouse to the Outhouse Edition)

Bloomington man escapes crocodile that bit his head | WSBT South Bend - Your Local News Leader | Local News: "It was near dusk at the end of a lazy day in Guatemala and Chris Waggoner was taking a relaxing swim in the national park lake where the locals gather.

“I was doing the backstroke, looking up at the trees and the birds. I remember seeing white egrets and hearing the howler monkeys in the trees,” Waggoner recalled. “I remember thinking, this is paradise. It doesn’t get any better than this.”

That was, literally, an instant before a crocodile’s powerful jaws clamped down on his head and pulled him forcefully under water."

There's a link to photos of Waggoner's surgery. Parental discretion advised.

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