Suicide by Crocodile

Newspapers are reporting that a woman in Thailand committed suicide by jumping into the crocodile pit at the Samut Prakarn crocodile farm outside Bangkok. [Daily Mail, ibtimes] This form of death, horrifying as it might be, is one of those things that Chuck would classify as 'no longer weird' because a quick search reveals that people feed themselves to crocodiles on a pretty regular basis:

1990: A woman climbed the fence at the same crocodile farm, Samut Prakarn, and was swarmed by crocs as hundreds of tourists watched in horror. [LA Times]

1994: Following the death of President Felix Houphouet-Boigny of the Ivory Coast, a man declared that without the president life wasn't worth living and jumped into the crocodile-infested moat outside the presidential palace in Yamoussoukro. Crowds watched for two days as the crocs chewed on his body. [Glasgow Herald]

2002: Again at Thailand's Samut Prakarn croc farm, a depressed woman waded into the crocodile pit. A spectator later said, "The moment the crocodile grabbed her body, she even hugged onto him. It was horrifying." [The Nation]

2011: A South-African farm worker, depressed after a fight with his lover, waded into the crocodile-infested Lepelle river. No one saw him actually being eaten, but someone later reported seeing a human leg dangling out of a crocodile's mouth. [Daily Mail]

Based on these reports, it sounds like it can take up to 20 or 30 minutes before the crocodiles actually kill you. So it's not a particularly quick form of suicide. Also, I'm not sure if it would be blood loss or drowning that would finally kill you -- or perhaps a combination of both!
     Posted By: Alex - Fri Sep 07, 2012
     Category: Animals | Death

They were chewzing their own way to go.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/07/12 at 12:31 PM
Are we Sure none of these people participating in some Weird new SPORT!?
Were any of them coated in the Olympic standard Mayonnaise?? :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 09/07/12 at 12:48 PM
Were. there should be a were. My computer is acting funny today :red:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 09/07/12 at 12:53 PM
Perhaps they are channeling Steve Irwin.

"BY CRACKEY! Look at the teeth on that one!"
Posted by KDP on 09/07/12 at 02:28 PM
Should we call this Crocicide ?

This post is such a crock of shi... I mean dead people or maybe both if they pooped while being eaten.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 09/07/12 at 02:33 PM
Based on these reports, this woman should have waited at least four more years before feeding herself to the crocs.
Posted by Phred22 on 09/07/12 at 03:25 PM
Us Americans can't do this .. there is wayyyyy too much for them to eat most of the time 🐛
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 09/07/12 at 03:34 PM
And then there's the Monty Python "Being Eaten by a Crocodile" sketch:
Posted by KAE on 09/07/12 at 06:33 PM
Choosing to be eaten, what a croc! :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/07/12 at 06:43 PM
Back in 1977, a boy fell into the crocodile pit at Bill Haast's Serpentorium in Florida and was eaten. It would be easy to jump into the alligator pools in places like St. Augustine's alligator farm but alligators are much better natured than crocs. (Although I wouldn't recommend it.)
Posted by Mark on 09/07/12 at 07:36 PM
Mark, 007 got away with it. Although at the cost of a shoe, IIRC.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 09/08/12 at 10:04 AM
The samething happened some weeks ago in ivory coastThe.
You CAN find information about it here
Posted by Kramer on 02/16/13 at 07:43 PM
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