Man hospitalised after being bitten by a crocodile that once belonged to Fidel Castro

A man was hospitalised after he was bitten by a crocodile that once belonged to Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

The man, in his 70s, had been attending a crayfish party at the Skansen Aquarium in Stockholm on Tuesday 20th August.

According to police, the man had his "arm on the wrong side of the security glass" when he was bitten.

The animal is one of two Cuban crocodiles at the aquarium. Both were gifted to Russian cosmonaut Vladimir Shatalov by Fidel Castro in the 1970s.

Head of the aquarium Jonas Wahlstrom told Aftonbladet that the man was giving a speech at the time of the incident.

Attendees used napkins to stop the bleeding as they waited for an ambulance to arrive.

Source : BBC News