A 41-year-old French woman was bitten by a crocodile while posing to take a selfie with it in Thailand’s Khao Yai National Park Yesterday.
Muriel Benetulier wanted a photograph with the ferocious reptile, and in the process, tried to get close to it. She squatted near the crocodile and took a photo. However, as she stood up, Ms Benetulier tipped on to one side and the crocodile bit her left leg, authorities at the national park said.
“She wanted to take selfie with the crocodile who was lying down near a stream, It was startled and bit her on her leg.” a park official told news agency Agence France-Presse.
The official said two crocodiles had made their home on that particular section of the park for years with warning signs laid out. Tourists had been asked to keep to the nature trail. Staff was stationed along the route to offer help.
According to tourists nearby, Ms Benetulier visited the park with her husband and the couple came across a crocodile lurking in the water, said the head of the National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department.
In Thailand there are just a handful of wild crocodile populations left in central and western national parks.
Tourists need cautioning against wild animals. In July, The Australian new married couple interrupted by gorilla during their honey moon in Rwanda. Gemma Cosgriff, a 29 years old woman attacked during her honeymoon in Volcanoes park in Rwanda.