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A vet in Taiwan was treating a crocodile for something or other and thought it was successfully under anaesthetic when it woke up and bit his arm off (see pic below).



Incredibly, surgeons have managed to re-attach it and it looks like it will be back in working order in a few months!

They tries to blast the croc in the neck but the bullets bounced off! It made him drop the arm though....lucky he didn't chew it up any.....

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That's gotta hurt!
Look at the goo hanging off of it, how did they ever reattach that?
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Incredibly, surgeons have managed to re-attach it and it looks like it will be back in working order in a few months!

Yeah, it's pretty amazing what surgeons can do. They use all sorts of micro-surgery and stitch veins and things together. I don't want to go into details but a similar thing happened to me and I recovered nearly completely, apart from sensation. It takes longer than a few months though. It doesn't hurt as much as you think it would because your nerves die when they get severed but the rapid blood loss is a bit painful.
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Yeah, it's pretty amazing what surgeons can do. They use all sorts of micro-surgery and stitch veins and things together. I don't want to go into details but a similar thing happened to me and I recovered nearly completely, apart from sensation. It takes longer than a few months though. It doesn't hurt as much as you think it would because your nerves die when they get severed but the rapid blood loss is a bit painful.

Good to hear you recovered well. I can not even imagine something like this happening to me...
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A vet in Taiwan was treating a crocodile for something or other and thought it was successfully under anaesthetic when it woke up and bit his arm off (see pic below).



Incredibly, surgeons have managed to re-attach it and it looks like it will be back in working order in a few months!

They tries to blast the croc in the neck but the bullets bounced off! It made him drop the arm though....lucky he didn't chew it up any.....

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Luckily for the vet, that one looks like a relatively undersized young Crocodile.

If it had been a fully mature Crocodile; all that would have been left of the Vet, would have been an arm....and nothing to attach it back to.

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