Skip to comments.Kayaker killed by crocodile
Posted on 12/10/2010 9:44:12 AM PST by drew
Kayaker presumed dead after Congo crocodile attack By Jenny Gross - JOHANNESBURG | An acclaimed South African outdoorsman who was leading a kayaking expedition from the source of the White Nile into Congo was dragged from his craft by a crocodile as two Americans watched, horrified. The guide is presumed dead. The two Americans paddled to safety after the Tuesday morning attack on the Lukuga River in Congo. The International Rescue Committee helped evacuate the Americans to a nearby town after Tuesday's attack, said Ciaran Donnelly, the organization's regional director in the Central African country. The body of 35-year-old Hendrik Coetzee, who was living in Uganda, has not been recovered.
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Wild animals hunt, kill and eat things. Talk about putting yourself in harm’s way - for no real reason except excitement and money.
Yeah - don’t go anywhere near crocs unless you are a big Hippo with an attitide. One reason why I like Hippos. They just want to be left alone but if people mess with them or their children then look out.
To be the main course for dinner, what a crock!
“two Americans paddled to safety”
Read: Two screaming maniacs set a world speed record kayaking in the Congo.....
They were probably trying to get even after watching episodes of Swamp People.
He should have had a bigger boat.
Yep. That’s a visual right there. :)
Yeah, I bet their heart rates were off the charts.
Kayaking in crocodile infested waters... I think that qualifies for the Darwin Award.
People don’t realize that, in some parts of the world, when you leave the safety of your home or auto you then become a part of the food chain, and not the top!
"Funny, there weren't any crocodiles in the brochure."
I spent about a month in Northern Australia bush and almost a year in Zim and RSA. The outcome was just about 100% predictable. If the crocs had not gotten him first the hippos would have at some point. Or the locals would have eaten them. Plus, they will have their guts rot out from all the parasites. Too bad for the family.
Darwin Award for people seeking thrills.
“Africa wins again!”
So, where’s Tarzan when you need him?
An acclaimed South African outdoorsman who was leading a kayaking expedition
from the source of the White Nile into Congo was dragged from his craft
by a crocodile as two Americans watched, horrified. The guide is presumed dead.
And nobody in the expedition had a .454 or .500 revolver on hand for such
Anyone that enters a place with crocodiles, alligators, grizzlies,
brown bears, etc. without serious firepower-—
they assume the risk.
Teddy Roosevelt, would have killed the crocodile
and given the “bittee” a chance of survival.
By “busting a cap in the @$$” of the crok!!!
I guess these folks have never watched “I Shouldn’t Be Alive”
on Discovery or Animal Channel.
Do they also offer bicycle tours in lion country?
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