The man — named Luan Nam — was moving a crocodile that had just given birth out of a cage when it grabbed the stick he was using to lure the animal. A group of crocodiles surrounded the man and began attacking him and tore his body apart, leaving the enclosure filled with blood.
The remains of Luan Nam’s body were filled with bite marks, and one of his arms was bitten off and swallowed by one of the crocodiles.
"While he was chasing a crocodile out of an egg-laying cage, the crocodile attacked the stick, causing him to fall into the enclosure," Mey Savry, police chief of Siem Reap commune, said . "Then other crocodiles pounced, attacking him until he was dead.”
Nam was the president of the local crocodile farmers’ association, and his family may sell his stock after years of advising him to leave the farm life behind.
This isn’t the first incident that happened in the same village. In 2019, a two-year-old girl was killed and eaten by crocodiles after wandering into her family’s croc farm.
Crocodiles in other countries have either injured or taken other lives as well. In May, the remains of a 65-year-old fisherman in Australia were found inside two crocodiles and last year two American tourists were injured by a croc while swimming in Mexico.
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