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November 13, 2013

Attacked by crocodile on the course, Scottish golfer might fight back in court

Posted at 12:21 PM by Josh Sens |

Crocodile-cancun_640He fought off an attack by a giant reptile, and now he might do battle with a big resort.

So says Dougie Thomson, the Scottish golfer who was attacked by a 12-foot crocodile earlier this week while playing a round at Iberostar Cancun Golf Club in Mexico. As reported in the Daily Mirror, Thomson is contemplating legal action against the property as remedy for his injured leg.

Thomson, a 58-year-old Scotsman who lives in Toronto, was in Mexico for a friend's wedding and had just played a bunker shot (editor's note: he hit the green!) when the crocodile attacked him from behind, clamping down on Thomson's right leg.

With help from his three playing partners, who battered the croc with clubs and even rammed it with their cart, Thomson survived, but not unscathed.

"My leg is a complete mess," Thomson told the Mirror. "Surgeons had to sew up the muscle and I have two tubes in. The doctors said I will have to think about getting plastic surgery."

According to the Mirror, resort brass have refused to accept responsibility for the attack, saying they post ample warnings about the "unique characteristics" of the course.

Unique characteristics. But not an isolated incident. Thomson is the second golfer to have an unhappy  encounter at Iberostar this year. In September, New Yorker Edward Lunger lost two fingers to a crocodile bite.

(Photo: Getty Images)

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