Fatso the crocodile
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Drunk man in Australia attempts to ride crocodile

A drunk man who attempted to ride a 5m (16ft) long crocodile at a reptile enclosure in Australia has survived his encounter.

The crocodile, called Fatso, bit Michael Newman's leg, tearing chunks of flesh from him as he straddled the animal.

Mr Newman was able to escape from its bite and walked back to a pub where he had been drinking to seek help.

Park owner Malcolm Douglas called Mr Newman's attempt to ride the crocodile "bizarre" and "stupid".

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  • 13 Jul 2010