French tourist bitten by crocodile after taking picture with it
French tourist Benetulier Lesuffleur, 46 was wounded severely by the crocodile she just took a photo with.
The attack took place in Khao Yai National Park in Thailand on Sunday, while the French woman was visiting the park with her husband. Despite several warning signs the woman was trying to get a memorable picture of her trip and went off the nature study trail where she squatted next to the crocodile and had her photo taken. As she was getting up the crocodile snapped her left leg, leaving a severe bite wound. After the first treatment in the park she was brought to Apai Phubet Hospital.
In 2009 signs were put up to warn tourists of the presence of the dangerous reptiles near a popular camping site at the park.
About the park
Khao Yai National Park is Thailand’s first national park and third largest national park in Thailand. Situated 3 hours away from Bangkok the park covers an area of 2,168 square kilometres, including rain/evergreen forests and grasslands. 1,351 m high Khao Rom is the highest mountain within the park. The average altitude of the national park ranges from 400 to 1000 m above the sea level. In 2009 signs were put up to warn tourists of the presence of the dangerous reptiles near a popular camping site at the park.