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Crocodile Attacks Tourist

Urinating tourist attacked by crocodile in Mexico

Oct 01, 2009

A U.S. tourist got more then he bargained for when he was attacked by a crocodile while attempting to answer the call of nature in the Mexican resort of Cancun this week.

According to Mexican police 20-year-old Andrew Dales, from Dallas in Texas, confessed that he had been on a mission to relieve himself at the edge of the local Nicupté lagoon , in the popular tourist resort of Cancun, when the crocodile suddenly snapped at him.

He suffered ‘multiple bite wounds’ to his leg and neck and was also left with a head injury after the reptile knocked him to the ground, a police spokesman said.

Cancun is one of Mexico’s premier holiday destinations for UK and U.S. tourists.

Cancun's crocodiles (principally American crocodiles, Crocodylus acutus) are non-aggressive species that feed on fish and other small wildlife.

The 5000-hectare lagoon is home to approximately 25 of the species - though most of them live away from populated areas.

Tourists however are advised to be careful and lagoons in the area are dotted with crocodile warning signs.

Urinating tourist attacked by crocodile in Mexico
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