Drunk man gets bitten by crocodile owned by Australian Outback Wrangler after putting his hand in the cage to pet the beast
- A drunken 24-year-old man was bitten by a crocodile on Matt Wright’s property
- He was bitten by a rescue crocodile on the hand after putting his arm in an enclosed space
- The victim was not a staff or guest on site and is not known to Mr. Wright
A crocodile owned by Australian Monster Croc Wrangler Matt Wright bit a drunk man in the Northern Territory.
The 24-year-old was bitten by a rescue crocodile on Mr. Wright’s property in Mandorah on May 3 after putting his hand in a fence.
Initial reports from last week suggested that the man had been bitten while fishing, although Mr. Wright confirmed in a statement that the incident occurred on his property.
“It was brought to my attention that a young man was on my property under the influence of alcohol on Sunday evening, May 3,” he said. NT News.
A man was bitten on the hand by a crocodile in a rescue enclosure at Matt Wright’s (photo) homes on May 3
The young man apparently put his hand in a crocodile pen and was bitten by a crocodile.
“The pen is well built and secured with a padlock and chain and has the correct alligator signage.”
The victim was not an employee or guest on the property and is not known to have Mr. Wright, who was not at the property when the incident occurred.
Paramedics met the man in Berry Springs and rushed him to the Royal Darwin Hospital.
Mr. Wright (pictured with wife Kaia) was not on the property at the time of the incident and did not know the man who was attacked
The man reportedly lost at least one finger in the attack, which paramedics said came from a saltwater crocodile because of the pattern of the bite.
Mr. Wright said the crocodile and enclosure are both registered with the Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife Commission.
A Northern Territory police spokesman said NT police had no involvement in the incident.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Royal Darwin Hospital and St Johns Ambulance for comment.
Mr. Wright (pictured right) said the crocodile and enclosure are both registered with the Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife Commission