Apr 11, 2007

Life Isn't Fair

This is one of those moments that causes you to reflect on why bad things happen to good people, and why bad things don't happen to bad people.

To start: below is a photo of Captain Dragan, who has lost a court bid not to be extradited to Australia. He is to stand trial for the torture and killing of Croats during Yugoslavia break-up. He is a bad dude, and it would have been nice to have this bear take a chomp out of him, and not just the apple

But, no, instead a Nile crocodile in Taiwan has to bite off the lower arm of his veterinarian (see link below). The vet was only working to preserve a species that is dangerously close to extinction, and the thanks he gets is a severed arm.

Fair warning here people: clicking this link will send you to a Reuters photo of the Nile croc with his veterinarian's severed hand in his mouth. Gruesome. But they were able to reattach it.

See what I'm saying? Life isn't always fair.


Anonymous said...

Amazing what modern medicine can do. Imagine seeing your arm there and later having it back on your body. I would put a pic of that croc and my arm up on the mantle.

The whole event just emphasizes how wild animals are wild. Sad that they must be put in zoos for their own survival. I'm glad the guy is okay and hope nothing is done to the croc because of the event.

bats said...

Obviously the memos aren't getting to the bears and the crocodiles ("Eat this guy's face. Don't eat this guy's hand.")...

Raging Wombat said...

Alas, those memos are so often lost in transmittal!