Crocodile injured by falling accountant during circus bus accident in Russia

The animal vomited for several hours after it was crushed by a 264-pound accountant.

By Evan Bleier
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MURMANSK , Russia, May 22 (UPI) -- A Russian reptile was hurt and vomited for several hours after it was crushed by an overweight accountant during an accident on a circus bus.

When the bus hit a pothole, the 264-pound female accountant went flying and landed on top of the 6.5-foot crocodile, RIA Novosti reported.


The crocodile, Fyodor, got sick after the unexpected slam and threw up for three hours. A medical examination of the animal revealed that he had not suffered internal injuries, but he was held out of his next performance, Komsomolskaya Pravda reported. Circus officials expect that Fyodor will be able to return to performing by the weekend.

Fyodor was reportedly experiencing shock symptoms, as was the Soviet Circus accountant who fell on him. The accountant also suffered cuts and bruises.

An official reprimand was issued to the accountant, and she was "advised to lose weight" and "observe safety precautions" by wearing her seatbelt in the future.

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