Zookeepers and other park personnel take great pride in performing dangerous stunts with dangerous animals. Unlike other daredevils such as motorcycle jumpers or skydivers, the results are less predictable. When you piss off any animal, their natural instinct is to attack. A trick you have performed a hundred times can be a disaster the 101st time. Just ask Ziegfeld and Roy.
Horrific footage has surfaced showing the moment a crocodile bit a zookeeper’s head before viciously thrashing him from side to side while he screamed in agony.
The video was filmed last Sunday showing a man performing at one of Thailand’s famed crocodile shows for a small group of people on the tourist island of Ko Samui.
In the video, the zookeeper kneels before a crocodile which is lying in wait with its jaw wide open.
The crocodile remains perfectly still as the zookeeper performs his routine with two wooden sticks for the audience.
During the routine he waves the stick around the crocodile’s open mouth and momentarily pokes it inside.
The daredevil decides to raise the stakes by placing the sticks to one side and shoving his entire head inside the motionless crocodile’s mouth.
He holds his position for ten seconds before the crocodile suddenly snaps down on his head and violently thrashes him around.
The man lets out a horrifying scream as the audience watches in shock.
He is left on the ground reeling from his injuries as the crocodile slides back into the water.
The man showed the crowd previous wounds, including a missing finger, before he began the stunt, the video description said.