A Russian crocodile was crushed by an overweight accountant during an accident on a circus bus, Komsomolskaya Pravda reported recently.
When the bus hit a pothole, the 264-pound accountant, who was not wearing a seat belt, flew through the air and landed atop the 6 1/2-foot reptile.
Fyodor the crocodile vomited for three hours after the unexpected jolt. A medical examination revealed that he had not suffered internal injuries, but he remained sidelined during his next performance.
Both Fyodor and the accountant reportedly were experiencing symptoms of shock. However, circus officials expect Fyodor to make a complete recovery.
The accountant, who suffered cuts and bruises, is also expected to make a full recovery. He received an official reprimand and was advised to lose weight and observe safety precautions by wearing a seat belt.
“Crocodiles are easy. They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first.” – Steve Irwin, “The Crocodile Hunter”