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Shocking Video: Man Attacked By 12-Foot Crocodile He Mistook For Plastic Statue

Man attacked by crocodile in Philippines

He thought it was just an ordinary statue which tourists could just touch and play with but what he discovered was more than a nightmare.

A tourist in the Philippines was attacked by a crocodile after mistaking it for a life-size model. Nehemias Chipada climbed in a pool to snap some pictures with the 12-foot reptile at a theme park. However, to the 68-year-old man’s horror, the crocodile lunged at his arm and dragged him into the water.

The Mirror reports that the incident occurred while Mr Chipada was visiting the Amaya View amusement park in Cagayan de Oro City, the Philippines, on November 10.

As he stood with his phone in one hand to take selfies with the crocodile, the predator grabbed his left arm and dragged him into the water in front of his terrified family and other bystanders. What happened was captured on camera by onlooker Rogelio Pamisa Antiga and the visuals have since gone viral.

You can watch the video here.

According to the Daily Mail, Nehemias Chipada was luckily able to break free and escape. Photos taken immediately after the attack show him lying on the ground, his left arm bloodied and bandaged. He was rushed to the hospital, where he received surgery on his left arm. Mr Chipada is recovering from the attack at Northern Mindanao Medical Center.

The Chipada family has blamed lack of warning signs around the amusement park for the incident. Mr Chipada’s daughter, Mercy Joy Chipada, said: “There were no advisories warning us not to enter the enclosure. Because if there were, we would never have gone there.”

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About Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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