Pravit Suebmee’s job is to stick his head into crocodile mouths. He’s been doing it for eight years without incident, but on July 21 his streak came to an end when he was chomped by a rather large croc during his act in Samut Prakan, Thailand, UPI reports.
Luckily for Suebmee, he was able to get his head out of the animal’s mouth before any life-threatening injuries occurred. He sustained gashes to his face and neck, but, amazingly, he was not seriously injured.
According to the owner of the farm, Uthen Youngprapakorn, the trainer must have slipped on the wet ground and startled the animal by brushing its cheek, the UPI reports.
“This is the first time this has happened at our crocodile farm,” Youngprapakorn told the UPI. “I’ve regularly warned the performers to be careful at all times.”
Maybe this is good case for not sticking your head, or any other body parts, into a crocodile’s mouth.