Guy Challenges Other Guy To Retrieve Golf Balls From Croc-Infested Lake, With Tragically Predictable Results
If your buddy challenges you to see who can collect the most golf balls from a crocodile-infested lake, here's what you say: "You win. Now, what's on TV?"
Tragically, this man didn't. A golfer who jumped into a lake at Skukuza Golf Course in eastern South Africa was killed by a crocodile, according to Bloomberg News.
Jacques van der Sandt, 29, was grabbed by the crocodile at about 10 p.m. after jumping into Lake Panic (real name) "several times" to search for golf balls. CBS News:
"One guy challenged the other to see who can retrieve the most golf balls," a park spokesman said. He described van der Sandt as a keen golfer who grew up in the park and had probably seen crocodiles in the dam in the past.
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His body was found more than two hours later with teeth marks, and the crocodile was shot by rangers. The crocodile was 3.9 meters (13 feet) long. Holy crap.
“There is a resident croc in the dam that feeds off the fat barbel in the water,” Kruger Park says on its website, referring to a type of catfish.
Terms you never want to hear while playing sports, No. 3: "Resident croc."
About 280 people have been attacked worldwide by crocodiles this year, according to CrocBITE, a website that tallies global crocodile attacks. Yes this site is a real thing.
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