A Crocodile Turns On His Handler and Bites Him in the Leg

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Written by Hannah Crawford

Published: November 27, 2023

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Most people fear reptiles such as alligators, crocodiles, and snakes. However, on the other hand, many people deeply love these animals, no matter how large they may get. And many adorable videos show the love between reptiles and the love that a human has built between them. But the video above shows how scary getting close to wild animals can be. 

Massive Crocodile Sighting 

The YouTube video at the top of this blog post takes us to a crocodile enclosure. The Brian Barczyk YouTube page filmed and shared this video. His channel offers a lot of real-time footage of his interactions with various animals, such as tortoises, snakes, and pythons

Crocodile Attacking Handler

As the video above starts, we see two crocodiles in an enclosure. The one front in center is a massive beast. Surrounding this enclosure are tourists that are there to see these giant reptiles. 

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The crocodile handler comes over and starts to talk about how large this crocodile is. Then he straddles the crocodile and sits down on his back. As he’s talking, the smaller crocodile in the back decides he wants to be the center of attention now, and he starts to snap at the crocodile handler. 

The handler stands up and swats the smaller crocodile to let him know he needs to back off. Abruptly, the large crocodile turned and bit the man in the leg! The handler falls to the ground, wincing in pain. He quickly gets up and goes to the other end of the enclosure to give himself space from these animals. 

How Strong is a Crocodile Bite?

Nile crocodile attacking impala at edge of river, South Africa

Crocodiles enjoy smaller animals, such as fish, and larger animals, such as deer and

wildebeest

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Crocodiles can have up to 70 strong teeth. Science Daily points out that a saltwater crocodile can have a tremendous bite force of up to 3,700 PSI  (pounds per square inch.)  The highest on record is the Nile crocodile, which has a bite force of 5,000 PSI

These teeth are perfect for preying on various animals, such as birds, fish, antelope, monkeys, and wildebeest. And the video posted at the top also bites people who tend to get a little too close and invade their personal space. 


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Hannah Crawford is a writer at A-Z Animals where she focuses on reptiles, mammals, and locations in Africa. Hannah has been researching and writing about animals and various countries for over eight years. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Communication\Performance Studies from Pensacola Christian College, which she earned in 2015. Hannah is a resident in Florida, and enjoys theatre, poetry, and growing her fish tank.

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