A CROCODILE trainer’s arm was snapped in half after the powerful reptile clamped it in its jaws and performed a “death roll”.
Sumet Thongkhammuan was tossed about like a rag doll by the animal at the Show of Crocodiles in Nakhon Sawan, Thailand on New Year’s Eve reported The Sun.
Unsettling footage shows the trainer’s mangled arm after the croc has let go.
Thongkhammuan had been whacking the reptile on the head with a stick before reaching his arm into its mouth.
The crocodile then slammed its jaws shut and performed a death roll as if it was trying to drown prey in the wild.
Duangruedi Di Satefano, who recorded the attack on her phone, said: “It was very scary”.
“The man’s hand was broken in half.
“He was very lucky to still be alive.’’
Thongkhammuan’s lucky escape marks the third crocodile attack captured on film in Thailand in under a week.
Last week a trainer was attacked by one of the reptiles at the Phuket Crocodile Farm in Phuket.
And a French female tourist was attacked while posing for a selfie with a crocodile in Khao Yai.
“She wanted to take selfie with the crocodile who was lying down near a stream,” a park official told AFP, asking not to be named because he did not have the authority to speak to the media.
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