PERTH, AUSTRALIA: A man (photo) who was ejected from a pub for being too drunk broke into a zoo and climbed onto the back of a crocodile named Fatso, which bit him on the leg but then let him go.
The 36-year-old man, told officials he scaled the barbed wire fence surrounding the Broome Crocodile Park in remote northwest Australia on Monday night because he wanted to give the 5m-long Fatso a pat.
The man, who was a tourist from eastern Australia and whose name was not released, suffered some ‘‘very nasty lacerations’’ and was taken to a hospital, Broome Police Sgt Roger Haynes said.
‘‘He’s lucky to have escaped with his life.’’ AP
pat – to touch someone gently several times with a flat hand to show that you care about them or want to make them feel better ตบเบาๆ, เคาะ, ตีเบาๆ
eject – to force someone to leave a place ขับไล่, ดันออกมา
drunk – – having had too much alcohol to drink, i.e., drunk or intoxicated มึนเมา
scale – to climb to or over the top of a high steep object such as a mountain or a wall ปีน
barbed wire – thick wire with a lot of sharp points sticking out of it, used for making fences ลวดหนาม
remote – far away from other cities, towns, or people ที่ห่างไกล
release – to allow something to be shown or known to the public or to be available for use เปิดเผย, ปล่อยข่าว
suffer – to experience something very unpleasant or painful ประสบ
nasty – bad or very unpleasant อันตราย, น่าวิตก
laceration – a deep cut in someone’s flesh บาดแผลที่ฉีกขาด, การฉีกขาด