Rubel Sheikh, 25, reportedly went to a shrine in Bangladesh to receive the blessings of one of five crocodiles in the shrine pond. He quickly became a Bangladish when the crocodile skipped the blessing and went straight to eating Sheikh.
Rubel Sheikh and his mother traveled with their mother to receive the blessing at the Muslim Khan Jahan Ali shrine. Every day, people throw hens and goats to the crocodiles and then bath in the pond to receive their blessing.
I suppose it is no more dangerous than running the bulls at Pamplona, but it is still surprising that the government allows people to throw animals into crocodile infested waters and then bath with the crocodiles.
Of course, golf courses and other public sites are known to have alligators. Indeed, in 2007, a man named Bruce Burger (I cannot make this up) was attacked by a one-eyed alligator at Lake Venice Golf Course and pulled under the water, here.
Even police officers appear incapable of resisting the thrill of a good alligator wrestle, here.
For a picture of the pond, click here.
For the story, click here.