November 9, 2004
AN Australian man’s holiday of a lifetime has ended in agony when an elephant bit off his finger outside a bar in Thailand.
Although still in pain, Greg Black, of Sunrise Beach, said yesterday he could still manage to see the funny side of the freak pachyderm mauling which happened in the resort town of Pattaya last month.
Mr Black said it all began about midnight on October 17 after he’d had about 10 beers in a Walking St bar. “A man came by with a young elephant and I paid 20 baht [40c] to feed it,” he said.
Mr Black said as he pulled his hand from the animal’s mouth he saw his right little finger had been shredded.