A housekeeper was mauled by a 16-foot crocodile at a reptile park tourist attraction in Australia.
A 34-year-old woman was taken to the hospital. hospitalsupposedly “losing a lot of blood”, after she was attacked by a saltwater crocodile Lion while working at Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin.
It is believed the staff member was trying to put a tree in the cage when the alligator grabbed her, News NT report.
A source said the woman was “lucky not to lose a limb”.
One visitor said he heard staff discussing the attack and “there seemed to be a lot of blood”.
The former employee said this was the first time the giant crocodile had attacked an employee.
However, they said other employees were bitten by smaller crocodiles.
They said: “There was a fairly severe bite, perhaps a year to two years ago, when an underage employee was actually bitten by one of the smaller alligators.”
NT WorkSafe confirmed a female worker was injured after being bitten on the arm by an alligator.
It said it would not provide further details of the injury “due to patient privacy” and added that an investigation had been launched.
Crocosaurus Cove is a tourist attraction that gives visitors “a unique, up-close and personal look at Australia’s iconic saltwater crocodile”, according to its website.
Visitors have the opportunity to swim with crocodiles, feed them and pose for pictures hugging baby crocodiles.
Earlier this year a Swimmer bitten by a crocodile in a wild attack that left his dog dead.
Heartbreaking footage shows tourist Alister MacPhee, 37, repeatedly punching the monster in an attempt to escape after it leapt out of the water in Queensland, Australia.