Cal Monzon isn’t the first tourist to be attacked by a crocodile at Nichupté Lagoon.
Cal Monzon isn’t the first tourist to be attacked by a crocodile at Nichupté Lagoon. News Corp Australia

Peeing tourist's arm bitten off by croc

THIS is why you should always pay attention to signs.

An American tourist has had his armed ripped off by a crocodile while relieving himself at a popular tourist destination while on holiday.

Cal Monzon, 40, was on holiday in Cancun, Mexico when after a boozy night he decided to stroll down to Nichupté Lagoon, a tourist hotspot in the southeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo, to urinate, the local Riviera Maya News reported.

An on-duty security guard heard screams from the lagoon about 3:30am on Sunday morning and found the grisly scene. A crocodile had grabbed Mr Monzon's right arm above the elbow and had completely severed it.

Paramedics arrived and attended to the tourist, who was then taken to a private hospital where staff confirmed the remainder of his arm had to be amputated due to the severity of the injury, Riviera Maya News reported.

Despite a number of signs around the lagoon warning people about the estimated 150 crocodiles in residence there, there are several crocodile attacks in Nichupté every year.

In 2015, a man died after being dragged to the bottom of the Nichupté Lagoon by a crocodile, when he went for a dip while intoxicated. His body was found the next day floating in the lagoon.

Originally published as Grisly end to late night pee stop

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