Drunken man breaks into zoo, bitten by croc

July 14, 2010

Michael Newman says he was tossed out of Diver's Tavern and took off for the zoo. He climbed into an area where a croc named Fatso lives, and the animal wasn't thrilled with his visitor.

Newman says he was only trying to pet him when the croc decided to take a chunk out of his leg. Eventually, the crocodile let him go.

"It got my leg and went for my leg. I thought, 'I'm in trouble here. I'm not coming out of here,'" he said.

Newman was able to return to the pub after the attack for help. He admits that trying to pet a crocodile while under the influence isn't the best idea.

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