Taking selfies is becoming seriously dangerous. We’ve heard story after story of tourists dying while trying to take selfies on vacation, which most commonly seems to happen when people take them near the edge of something, and then lose balance and fall over. That’s tragic and avoidable, though I see how it happens.
This story, on the other hand, makes me shake my head to no end. A French lady was bitten by a crocodile in Thailand after she and her husband tried to take a selfie with it on New Year’s Day. Per Thai PBS:
A French tourist was bitten by a crocodile as she was trying to “selfie” of herself and her husband next to the beast at Haew Suwat waterfall in Khao Yai on New Year’s Day.
Mr Kanchit Srinoppawan, chief of Khao Yai national park, disclosed that the victim and her husband, both French tourists, were trekking near the waterfall when they came across a crocodile sun-bathing on the bank of the Lam Takong stream.
Both approached the crocodile trying to “selfie” themselves with the beast. But the wife slipped as she tried to stand up, hence, prompting the crocodile to become excited and bite her on left leg.
Unbelievable. Lucky for the lady, the injuries were fairly minor, as it seems like this could have ended a lot worse.
(Tip of the hat to @ChrisFlyerDC)