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Suicide by Crocodile: Woman Devoured After Jumping In Pond

By    |   Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 06:12 AM

A woman was ripped apart and devoured after jumping from a walkway into a pond full of crocodiles at a reptile farm in Thailand in what police are calling a suicide.

The incident occurred during opening hours at the reptile farm, which doubles as a zoo and draws visitors who can feed the crocodiles from a walkway. The farm is an hour outside Bangkok.

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The 65-year-old Thai woman jumped from a resting point on the walkway into the middle of the pond – which contains hundreds of adult crocodiles, Preecha Iam-nui of the Samut Prakan police told AFP.

Zoo keepers were trying to use sticks to shoo away the reptiles feasting on her body when police arrived.

"Her sister said the victim was suffering from stress and depression," Preecha said.

Safety rules are often lax at Thai tourist attractions, which include tiger and crocodile farms. The Samut Prakan farm fences are just a few feet high to allow visitors – including children – to feed the reptiles.

Trainers also perform with the creatures, lying on top of them or thrusting their heads and arms into the reptiles' open jaws.

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