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260 Pound Woman Crushes Crocodile In Freak Circus Bus Mishap

The woman fell on the croc, sending it to the veterinarian for observation.

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Official Russian government news agency RIA Novosti is reporting that a 260 pound woman crushed a crocodile in a circus bus mishap, sending the reptile to the veterinarian. According to news reports, the woman, an accountant for the circus, was traveling inside a circus bus with the crocodile when the bus made a sharp turn in the road after hitting a pothole. The woman, who was not wearing a seat belt, fell into the crocodile’s holding area, crushing Fyodor, the seven foot circus performer.

According to reports, the crocodile started to vomit over the course of the next three hours and was taken to a veterinarian to get checked out. Fyodor didn’t suffer any serious injuries and made a full recovery, according to the leader of the circus group, Rocketnews reports. The woman suffered just a few scrapes and bruises and was not seriously hurt.


HuffPost UK is reporting that the woman got off with a warning and reprimand. The Komsomolskaya Pravda paper reported that she was “advised to lose weight and observe safety precautions.”

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