Man falls into pit of 50 crocodiles while going for wee

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A man is lucky to be alive after being savaged by five crocodiles during a toilet break.

Sou Sothea, 37, a crocodile farm caretaker in Kampong Tayong village, in Puok commune, Cambodia, slipped and fell into the pile of massive reptiles on April 17.

He enjoyed some beer with family members before calling it a night and going to sleep in a hammock by the crocodile pool.

He woke up at around 1am on Monday, needing to urinate.

As he crossed a bridge over the pool, he slipped and fell in and was bitten by five of the nearly 50 crocodiles in his care.

Sou Sothea's horrific injuries after falling into the pit of crocodiles.
Sou Sothea, 37, a crocodile farm caretaker in Kampong Tayong village, in Puok commune, Cambodia, slipped and fell into the pile of massive reptiles on April 17. Source: CEN/Australscope

A local heard his cries for help and alerted his family members, who rushed over and used sticks to beat off the crocodiles and fish him out.

Police officers arrived on the scene, where they found Sothea covered in bruises and crocodile bites, including on his head.

He was first taken to a hospital in Siem Reap.

However, due to the serious nature of his injuries, he was transferred to Calmette Hospital, in the capital, Phnom Penh.

There, he received emergency treatment, and was last reported to be in a serious but stable condition.

Crocodile farming is said to be a widespread economic activity in Puok commune, with baby crocodiles reportedly selling for A$20 each.

The buyers are often said to be from neighbouring Vietnam.

Water buffalo fights off three crocodiles in Queensland

The news comes just weeks after shocking footage captured the moment an angry water buffalo charged at numerous crocodiles lingering on the edge of a Northern Territory river.

The moment was taken by stunned tourists on a charter with Local Knowledge Barra Safaris.

The clip, obtained by Yahoo News Australia, shows the water buffalo taking a dip in the South Alligator River in Kakadu National Park, east of Darwin.

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