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Golfer sues club after being attacked by crocodile in sand trap
upi ^ | Sept. 1, 2013

Posted on 09/02/2013 7:46:07 AM PDT by JoeProBono

NEW YORK, - A Long Island, N.Y., man filed suit against a Mexican golf resort after be lost two fingers to a crocodile after chipping out of a sand trap.

Edward Lunger, 50, Holtsville, said he was grabbed by a croc that had been hiding in the nearby bushes and clamped down on his arm.

Lunger told the New York Post the Iberostar Cancun Golf Club knew the croc was prowling around but did nothing more than hang some yellow tape around its hideout.

"That means 'Grounds under repair' in America," said Lunger, who was rushed to a hospital where one finger was attached but two others could not be saved. He said he had to pony up more than $17,000 in advance before the emergency surgery.

Lunger's partner, Mark Martin, told the Post he watched his buddy's routine bunker shot turn into a life-and-death struggle. "All of a sudden, his arm went back, and his head went back," Martin recalled. "I saw the crocodile leap up."

Martin picked up a large rock that was nearby and dropped it on the crocodile, which had a firm grip in Lunger's arm. The blow caused the reptile to let go.

Martin made a tourniquet out of a golf towel and rushed his bleeding friend to the club house in their gold cart.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Sports
KEYWORDS: crocodile; golf; lawsuit; wildlife
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1 posted on 09/02/2013 7:46:07 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Joe ... what say we all get together and invite particular people to play on that course. Might save all of us a lot of heartache.


2 posted on 09/02/2013 7:48:06 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: JoeProBono
said he was grabbed by a croc that had been hiding in the nearby bushes

Ban those shoes now!

3 posted on 09/02/2013 7:48:22 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: JoeProBono

So who is he going to sue for making him a moron?


4 posted on 09/02/2013 7:50:57 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: JoeProBono
NEW YORK, - A Long Island, N.Y., man filed suit against a Mexican golf resort after be lost two fingers to a crocodile after chipping out of a sand trap.

A crocodile chipping out of a sand trap. Now THAT I want to see. Please tell me there's video.

5 posted on 09/02/2013 7:52:11 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: no-to-illegals
hope, the croc has friends to deal w/SS detail.

6 posted on 09/02/2013 7:52:49 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: no-to-illegals

Not the sort of thing you would expect in New York, that’s for sure!


7 posted on 09/02/2013 7:52:51 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: cripplecreek

What a dumbass. Everyone knows that a large reptile in a sand trap is classified as a loose impediment. Unless we’re playing Mexican rules.


8 posted on 09/02/2013 7:53:12 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: Texas Eagle

Happy Gilmore.


9 posted on 09/02/2013 7:54:25 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: JoeProBono
Golfer sues club


10 posted on 09/02/2013 7:54:58 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: JoeProBono

I don’t live too far from NY - and am surprised a croc could survive here. Have never heard of such a thing before.


11 posted on 09/02/2013 7:55:25 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: JoeProBono

What was his handicap?


12 posted on 09/02/2013 7:55:36 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

13 posted on 09/02/2013 7:55:43 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: JoeProBono

If a Mexican gets chomped by a croc (or an alligator) in the US, he goes to the hospital for free. The hospital may try to collect later, but mostly they get paid out of higher fees for the rest of us who have insurance.

If a US citizen gets chomped by a croc in Mexico, he has to come up with $17,000 in cash, in advance, to be treated.


14 posted on 09/02/2013 7:55:49 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: JoeProBono

How was the croc supposed to know it was a routine bunker shot?


15 posted on 09/02/2013 7:55:54 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: EEGator

LOL!


16 posted on 09/02/2013 7:56:05 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

“That’s your home, ARE You TOO GOOD for YOUR HOME, Answer ME!”


17 posted on 09/02/2013 7:56:39 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: JoeProBono

What did those idiots think all those human remains were doing around that bush? Did they think those were golfers who died from slow play?


18 posted on 09/02/2013 7:57:13 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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19 posted on 09/02/2013 7:57:43 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: PGR88

The attack happened in Mexico.

In New York, crocs only live in the sewers.


20 posted on 09/02/2013 7:58:00 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: skinkinthegrass

LOL ... am expecting to see the croc on a boat or on the train. Planes work too. That’s what we need are flying crocs ... am certain the SS will get right on it.


21 posted on 09/02/2013 7:58:19 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Future Snake Eater

:)

I love the random Abe Lincoln appearance.


22 posted on 09/02/2013 7:58:56 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: JoeProBono
Iberostar Cancun Golf Club knew the croc was prowling around but did nothing more than hang some yellow tape around its hideout. "That means 'Grounds under repair' in America," said Lunger,

Yeah, well, you were in Mexico you dummkopf. Next time get a Mexican-to-English dictionary of tape colors.

23 posted on 09/02/2013 7:58:58 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: JoeProBono

Ouch.


24 posted on 09/02/2013 7:59:46 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: JoeProBono

Play golf in the USA.

He’s lucky the alligator wasn’t armed.


25 posted on 09/02/2013 8:00:34 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: cripplecreek

26 posted on 09/02/2013 8:02:15 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
What are the odds.


27 posted on 09/02/2013 8:02:18 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: JoeProBono

Had to pay $17,000 in advance? Why don’t we take that approach with our “visitors” from south of the border?

I can’t say I feel any pity for anyone who has issues when visiting Mexico.


28 posted on 09/02/2013 8:02:30 AM PDT by digger48
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To: JoeProBono
maybe that'll teach-em to stay the HELL out of mexco...
29 posted on 09/02/2013 8:04:35 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Old Sarge

30 posted on 09/02/2013 8:05:07 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
Martin made a tourniquet out of a golf towel and rushed his bleeding friend to the club house in their gold cart.

How nice. They had a cart made of gold. Evil rich Republicans! They deserved to lose their fingers to a crocodile chipping out of a sand trap!

Sorry. LOOSE their fingers.

31 posted on 09/02/2013 8:08:31 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: digger48

“Had to pay $17,000 in advance? Why don’t we take that approach with our “visitors” from south of the border?”

In the U.S., if you show up at an Emergency Department with an acute problem, you get treated - period. But to liberals, we are the bad greedy people, and the rest of the world are more ethical than us. This incident is exactly what the liberals who trash our ‘previous’ medical system should be slapped in the face with.


32 posted on 09/02/2013 8:12:00 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: JoeProBono

Sounds like “rub of the green” to me...


33 posted on 09/02/2013 8:13:43 AM PDT by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: JoeProBono

He did get a free drop though.


34 posted on 09/02/2013 8:14:57 AM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: JoeProBono

When they say this course has some tough hazards, they’re not kidding.


35 posted on 09/02/2013 8:16:26 AM PDT by lurk
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To: JoeProBono

Nobody told the croc he had to stay behind the yellow tape...


36 posted on 09/02/2013 8:22:30 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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37 posted on 09/02/2013 8:24:31 AM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: Texas Eagle

Um, lose. You were right the first time.


38 posted on 09/02/2013 8:24:43 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

I did a project for a fellow who was in a motorcycle wreck in Mexico several years ago.

Ended up losing his leg due to infection from the filthy hospital.


39 posted on 09/02/2013 8:26:31 AM PDT by digger48
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40 posted on 09/02/2013 8:29:22 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Lazamataz

“A Callaway spokesman emphasized that the company is NOT liable for failing to explicitly state that a sand-wedge is not intended as an anti-crocodile device...”


41 posted on 09/02/2013 8:30:52 AM PDT by mikrofon (What a croc')
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To: Artie

But, it was a Pro V1X!


42 posted on 09/02/2013 8:32:44 AM PDT by fhayek
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43 posted on 09/02/2013 8:35:55 AM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: JoeProBono

Suing a Mexican golf resort. Good luck with that.


44 posted on 09/02/2013 8:36:01 AM PDT by mykroar (China and Russia are playing chess while Obamas's playing 52 card pick-up.)
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To: JoeProBono
Edward Lunger, 50, Holtsville, said he was grabbed by a croc that had been hiding in the nearby bushes and clamped down on his arm.

Sorry, buddy, two-stroke penalty and a drop from where yer fingers came off. Rules are rules.

And let the party following play through while you're wasting time screaming and bleeding, willya?

45 posted on 09/02/2013 8:40:26 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: JoeProBono

Big Deal! A Holtsville, NY resident lost a couple of fingers. The IRS office there usually hits me up for an arm and a leg.


46 posted on 09/02/2013 8:46:50 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: JoeProBono

Do you realize how rare those shoes are? I’ve killed over 200 alligators in my lifetime, and not a single one had a pair of shoes on.


47 posted on 09/02/2013 9:04:23 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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48 posted on 09/02/2013 9:06:09 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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A Long Island, N.Y., man filed suit against a Mexican golf resort
49 posted on 09/02/2013 9:54:32 AM PDT by metalurgist ( Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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To: JoeProBono

Reminded me of this story:

A businessman was attending a conference in Africa. He had a free day and wanted to play a round of golf. He asked whether there was any course in the vicinity and was directed to one in the jungle. After a short journey, he arrived at the course and advised the pro that he wanted to play 18 holes.

“Sure,” said the pro, “What’s your handicap?”

“Well, it’s 16,” said the businessman, “But I don’t see the relevance since I shall be playing alone.”

“No, it’s very important for us to know,” said the pro. The pro then called a caddy.

“Go out with this gentleman,” said the pro, “his handicap is 16.”

The businessman was very surprised at this constant reference to his handicap. However, he paid it no more attention. The caddy picked up the businessman’s bag and a large rifle which he slung over his shoulder. Again the businessman was surprised but decided to ask no questions.

They arrived on the 1st hole, a par 4. “Please avoid those trees on the left,” said the caddy.

Needless to say, the businessman duck hooked his ball into the trees. He found his ball and was about to punch it out when he heard the loud crack of the rifle and a large snake fell dead from a tree above his head. The caddy stood next to him with the rifle smoking in his hand.

“That’s the most poisonous snake in all Africa,” said the caddy, “you’re lucky I was here with you.”

After taking a bogey on the hole, they moved to the 2nd, a par 5. “Avoid those bushes on the right,” says the caddy. Of course, the businessman’s ball went slicing away into the bushes. As he went to pick up his ball, he heard the loud crack of the caddy’s rifle once more and a huge lion fell dead at his feet. “I’ve saved your life again,” said the caddy.

The 3rd hole was a par 3 with a lake in front of the green. The businessman’s ball came up just short of the green and rolled back to the edge of the water. He had a shot. However, he had to place one foot into the lake to be able to play.

As he was about to chip the ball on to the green, a large crocodile emerged from the water and bit off his right leg. As he fell to the ground, he saw the caddy with the rifle propped at his side looking on unconcernedly.

“Why didn’t you shoot it?” writhed the man in pain.

“I’m sorry, Sir,” said the caddy, “this is stroke hole 17, you don’t get a shot here.”


50 posted on 09/02/2013 9:55:46 AM PDT by golf lover (goingf)
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