Pensioner swallowed whole by swarm of 40 crocodiles in his own enclosure

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    A farmer has been torn apart by his own livestock after he fell into his crocodile enclosure.

    Around 40 of the carnivorous reptiles set upon their elderly captor Luan Nam after finding himself on the wrong side of the enclosure in Siem Reap, some 160 miles from the capital of Cambodia Phnom Penh.

    The 72-year-old came a cropper on his family’s reptile farm while he was said to be trying to get a croc to leave its eggs.

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    As he tried to goad the prehistoric monster using a stick, the imprisoned apex predator took the opportunity and yanked it, pulling the old man in.

    The 40-strong gang then swarmed the helpless bloke tearing him to shreds.

    Horrific images have since shown the bloodied enclosure after the ferocious beasts had done their work.

    Another, perhaps more chilling, snap showed one croc with Luan Nam’s sandal in its mouth.

    One of the man’s arms is understood to have been torn clean from his body and swallowed whole by a member of the frenzy.

    Police chief for Siem Reap commune Mey Savry said: "While he was chasing a crocodile out of an egg-laying cage, the crocodile attacked the stick, causing him to fall into the enclosure.

    "Then other crocodiles pounced, attacking him until he was dead."

    His remains were later recovered from the enclosure and bite marks were found covering them.

    Luan Nam was a president of Cambodia's Crocodile Association and his family had reportedly been begging for him to retire.

    Crocodiles are big business in South East Asia, with meat, skin and eggs all roaring trades.

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