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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thailand – Crocodile bites Sally Fields (See Photo) in the ass!

Via: Coconuts Bangkok


A crocodile took a bite out of a nun’s leg yesterday in Nakhon Si Thammarat.

Khanarn Temple Abbess Amnuay Choochuai (Sister Bertrille), 64, was collecting morning glory to cook a meal when she encountered a 1.5-meter crocodile which just came right at her.

Amnuay said that she tried to run for help but the crocodile gave chase and bit her in the ass!

It took 20 stitches to sew up her leg, which was nearly bitten to the bone. She also suffered many scratches. She said she has lived at the temple for years and routinely collects, but this was the first time she was bitten doing so.

As for the crocodile, it’s been caught by the experts and moved it to another location, Thairath reported.



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Pattaya – Wheelchair Way Construction Completed


Soi Panead chang alley, Pattaya Daily News reporters had inspected a wheelchair way which had just been finished. The wheelchair route is on the left hand side of the road and is about 1 metre in width. Also the road has been raised in certain places where they can cross the road. The one crossing is opposite the North Pattaya junction.

Upon inspecting the wheel chair route which has just been it was still dangerous (yeah, you think?) some areas near construction sites and where people had parked their cars on the route which has caused the wheel chair users to cross the road in very dangerous areas.

Mr.Suppaluk Wongyapeng a 25 year old wheel chair user said he had used the new wheel chair way and had lived in Pattaya for 3 years. Previously wheel chair users had a lot of difficulty moving around the streets because some side streets had a lot of cars and motorbikes parked in them.

HOWEVER, the officers had constructed the new wheelchair way but some people still drove too fast and parked their cars on the wheelchair way.


personal thought:

After nine-years living in Thailand, I am convinced of the following:

1. IF you want to be handicapped, walk on a ‘handicap sidewalk’.

2. IF you want to get your ass run over, ride your wheelchair on the ‘wheelchair way’.






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