A French tourist put her life in danger by trying to take a selfie with a crocodile in Khao Yai, a popular Thai national park. The beast attacked the woman as she tried to get close to it.
The incident took place in the national park three hours north of Bangkok.
“She wanted to take selfie with the crocodile who was lying down near a stream,” an unnamed park official said. “It was startled and bit her on her on the leg.”
The official said two crocodiles had made their home on that particular section of the park for years with warning signs laid out.
“I guess that she wanted to see it for real,” he added.
Local media posted pictures of park rangers dressed in camouflage carrying the woman strapped to a stretcher, a thick bandage wrapped around her knee.
Lesuffleur was taken to hospital for treatment and is expected to recover.
While it may be apparent that the lady's actions were careless and silly, she is not the only one going overboard for a selfie.
It's become unfortunately common for people to throw caution to the wind for this obsession. Taking selfies at funerals, on top of skyscrapers or even running in front of mad bulls is not unheard of.
As people are increasingly getting accustomed to sharing too much on social media, the race to get the world’s most dangerous or perfect self-portrait is also getting more competitive by the day.
It is nothing short of an obsession for many.
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