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Friday, October 19, 2007

Crocodile Drunkee

posted by on October 19 at 10:47 AM

This man is tough as nails. He’s also very, very stupid.

Matt Martin was camping in an area of the northeastern state of Queensland known to be inhabited by crocodiles when he drank what he later described as “half a slab” — or 12 cans of beer.

When he dived into the river at Cow Bay in the topical far north of the state, he landed on a crocodile.

After a brief wrestling match with the reptile, Martin emerged with gashes on his face requiring 40 stitches, The Australian newspaper reported.

Admitting his face was “pretty messed up” when he went back to his campsite, Martin, 35, from Newcastle city north of Sydney, then slept for seven hours before seeking medical help.

His injuries were so bad that when he finally did make it to hospital, he was holding a blanket to his face to stop the bleeding, the newspaper said.

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Luckily he remembered to wear his stingray chest shield!

Posted by cw | October 19, 2007 10:58 AM


Posted by Sally Struthers Lawnchair | October 19, 2007 11:00 AM

throw another drunk on the crocki. "no worries mate, i'll just sleep it off before attending to this little flesh wound."

Posted by ellarosa | October 19, 2007 11:48 AM

I love australians

Posted by Bellevue Ave | October 19, 2007 11:52 AM

In the event of nuclear holocaust, I am convinced that the Aussies could outlive even the cockroaches.

Posted by Hernandez | October 19, 2007 11:53 AM

i told u they were feral down under.

Posted by josh bomb | October 19, 2007 12:42 PM

Australian = hardcore. Or just drunk. Either way, not that smart. Seriously, who is stupid enough to drink a half-rack and go for a swim? I've had my fair share of "let's pack in beers to the lake" hikes, but it's never been 12 per person.

Posted by Jessica | October 19, 2007 3:36 PM

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