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Australian drunk survives attempt to ride crocodile

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posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 02:30 AM
A drunk man who climbed into a crocodile enclosure in Australia and attempted to ride a 5m (16ft) long crocodile has survived his encounter.

The crocodile, called Fatso, bit the 36-year-old man's leg, tearing chunks of flesh from him as he straddled the reptile.

He received surgery to serious wounds to his leg and is recovering in hospital, police say.

He had been chucked out of a pub in the town of Broome for being too drunk.


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posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 02:35 AM
haha what type of mad man tries to sit on a croc while drunk... it takes the bucking bronco idea to a whole other level

posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 02:45 AM
Got to love the Australians, they keep doing foolish things which make us laugh. We didn't just put anybody on that island, we put the right people for the job on that island.


posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 02:56 AM
i think that's when you know you have a slight problem with alcohol....

i can't imagine being THAT drunk!
and i've been pretty drunk...

posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 03:05 AM
Funny story, the news here said he was trying to make a 3m croc drink his beer to get it drunk! Then he went into the 5m croc enclosure where he got what he deserved for annoying them.

The guy went back to the pub and had a few more drink before staff pointed out he was bleeding.

Malcom Douglas the guy who ownes the park has a great t.v show here, hes a real nice bloke im sure he's cool about it.

[edit on 14-7-2010 by polarwarrior]

posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 03:44 AM
reply to post by polarwarrior

haha I love Aussie's.

drink the beer ya stooopid croc

posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 03:54 AM
All I can say is " Yeeeeee-hawwww , pass the beers and bandages Sheila".

What a plank, I get drunk all the time but not once have I ever wanted to ride a crocdile , nor an alligator, not even ride on a gecko. what an Aussie DONUT.
One for the Darwin awards me thinks.

posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 03:58 AM
i only wish it was a canadian trying to ride a bear and did not survive.

posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 04:28 AM
The news said this evening he was a tourist , not an Australian ...
can't seem to find it saying that on online news though . anyhoo looks like a bogan idiot to me

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posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 04:36 AM
probably an American, then.

we've been batting a thousand lately.

posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 05:08 AM
I can't begin to wonder how much alcohol or anything else this bloke had to do something so unbelievablly STUPID.

A tourist I can understand - but the guy is from Perth, Australia!

I just wanted to play with the crocodile

Police later found the croc with its mouth resting on Mr Newman's torch.
mmm - couldn't get the kneecap so a little trophy was in order??

Mr Newman said he thought crocodiles were slow and stupid but found out they could be very quick

He was lucky it was only 5 metres. That is about 800kg (or 1,700-odd pound) And if there was another croc in the enclosure chances are it was a female.

The funniest part it he went back to the pub he was originally chucked out of!

I don't know whether to buy this man a beer or slap him on the head!!

- Hermit

posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 05:14 AM
They should get this guy to box a kangaroo...both drunk natrually.

posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 05:25 AM

Originally posted by Netties Hermit
A tourist I can understand - but the guy is from Perth, Australia!

Still don't have crocs this far south, so it's fair it would have been new for him.

Should have known they bite, though!

I say BS to his claims of being sober.

posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 05:33 AM
Haha I love it. This is what should be used to attract tourists, not crappy waterfalls, guys rowing boats and girls in bikinis.. just have drunk bogans riding crocodiles. Awesome.

posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 05:41 AM
reply to post by NuclearPaul

Yes, you're right but come on! Most everyone in Aus knows what/when/and how bad crocs are.
I'm from Sydney and wouldn't go near one of those things if you paid me!

Still trying to work out whether to shout him a drink or slap him stupid!

posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 06:29 AM
Ouch.. My ribs hurt from laughing... If he rides crocs after a few rounds would hate to see what the bird looks like that he would pick up at the pub.. Truly scary..

posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 06:39 AM
Well I hope this guy fades into obscurity quickly.

He'll only give us normal Aussies a bad name.

Shame the croc didn't finish his half arsed bogan haircut off for him, right at the neck would have been good

I've actually seen Fatso in action myself and anyone who thinks that crocs are slow and stupid are slow and stupid themselves.

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posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 06:56 AM
reply to post by Chadwickus

Haven't actually seen Fatso in action but definitely plenty of others - why you would want to mess with them is quite beyond me.

He is very lucky it's winter here ... even in Broome

posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 07:20 AM
reply to post by Netties Hermit

Yup, it's up there for a Darwin award!

It's beautiful weather this time of year up this way, almost dreading heading back south to the cold.

posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 07:30 AM
I just saw this story on the news. While he was being interviewed and speaking of his travails in a drunken slur, my family and I were p*ssing ourselves laughing. I love stories like this. As long as they don't involve any fatalities, of course.

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