Shocking moment crocodile attacks trainer during show

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. The gory moment a trainer’s arm is captured by a crocodile has been caught on video.

The incident shocked onlookers who were watching the trainer perform a stunt at the Phokkathara Zoo in Chiang Rai in northern Thailand on Monday.

Video shows the trainer reaching into the reptile’s mouth and at one point, even holding its bottom jaw.

As the trainer reaches in deeper, the crocodile violently clamps down on his arm and shakes its head side to side, pulling the trainer along the ground. The trainer screams as blood from the gory attack drips onto the tiles.

Crocodile attacks trainer at Phokkathara Zoo in Chiang Rai, Thailand.
A crocodile trainer is attacked after reaching deep into the reptile’s throat. Source: Youtube/Viral Press

The crocodile releases the trainer after a couple of seconds.

The Sun reports the video was filmed by spectator Khun Phusawit, who was visiting the park with his wife and children.

“The show was very good until that happened. I hope the man is OK and gets better soon,” he told The Sun.

“Everybody was shocked when it happened. The kids were a little bit scared.”

Crocodile attacks trainer at Phokkathara Zoo in Chiang Rai, Thailand.
The crocodile bit down on the trainer’s arm and flung him side to side. Source: Youtube/Viral Press

The zoo’s owner, Dong Wittawat, said the trainer was treated at the farm with bandaging.

“He will be working again soon in the next two weeks. It is very rare for this to happen,” he said.

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