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September 05, 2013

Long Island golfer loses fingers to crocodile

Posted at 1:15 PM by Pete Madden |

Croc

Now here's a serious sand trap.

According to Kathianne Boniello of the New York Post, a Long Island man is suing Iberostar Cancun Golf Club in Mexico after being attacked by a crocodile as he attempted to chip out of a bunker.

"She pulled me back and flipped me, and I went to the ground," said Edward Lunger, 50, of Holtsville. "The crocodile was holding me down, and I pulled myself out ... I’m thinking my whole hand is off. I couldn’t feel my hand. It was like my whole body was on fire."

Lunger's friend and playing partner, Mark Martin, smashed the reptile's head with a rock and rushed Lunger to the hospital. He lost two fingers on his left hand.

His $2.25 million lawsuit accuses the club of introducing crocodiles to the course "as a marketing tourist attraction and hence profit-enhancing lure."

Next time, just stick to gophers.

(Photo: Leopard Creek Country Club / Getty Images)

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