Thursday, October 20, 2005

Least surprising headline of the week award

Australian study finds alcohol linked to croc attacks

SYDNEY (AFP) - Almost one in three people bitten by deadly saltwater crocodiles in Australia had been drinking alcohol before the animal attacked, new research has found.

"About one-third of the people who had been attacked had actually been drinking alcohol," study co-author Charlie Manolis told AFP Wednesday.

"But it doesn't mean they were ... (drunk) when they fell into the river -- although it did happen."

I suspect attacks were even more common and vicious if the crocs had been drinking too.