Crocodile attacks wildlife documentary star and partially severs hand


Crocodile attacks wildlife documentary star and partially severs hand
Crocodile attacks wildlife documentary star and partially severs hand



A well-known handler has been attacked by a crocodile - and may lose part of his hand.

Rob Bredl, 66, known as the 'Barefoot Bushman', was attacked while feeding the crocodile at his farm in north Queensland, Australia,

He was airlifted to hospital from Bredl's Wild Farm.

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Advanced Care Paramedic Heather Shields said Mr Bredl was lucky he wasn't more seriously injured, but suffered a partially severed hand.

She told ABC News: "He'll have to go to surgery and have that investigated further.

"He said that it was a fully grown adult crocodile about four-and-a-half metres long so he is very lucky.

"He said it happened on land, it was attempting to drag him to the water but he's got away before he was submerged at all."

The incident reportedly occurred in front of a group of tourists visiting the farm.

Bredl's Wild Farm his run by his nephews, but he visits to help with the animals and host shows.

Rob Bredl has become famous in Australia after appearing in documentary series like Killer Instinct, Deadly Predators and Kissing Crocodiles.

The Courier Mail reports that his niece, Karla Bredl, suffered a broken pelvis and thigh bone when she was attacked by a four-metre saltwater crocodile at the Barefoot Bushman's Wildlife Park at Cannonvale in 1997.

The family posted an update on Facebook about the incident, writing: "Rob Bredl The Barefoot Bushman has been bitten by a crocodile at around 12 today.

"He sustained an injury to his leg but is up walking. Also an injury to his hand which was crushed by the crocodile's mouth, though he still has feelings to his hands.

"He was flown to Mackay Base Hospital. As we all know Rob, he is in high spirits and he would say "Just Another Love Bite. And Get On With The Show."
When Rob is ready he will talk to everyone."

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