Golfer sues course after losing fingers to croc

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September 9, 2013, 6:59 PM

Edward Lunger, a 50-year-old engineer from Long Island, N.Y., has decided to sue the Iberostar Cancun Golf Club in Mexico after he lost two fingers in a crocodile attack.

“She pulled me back and flipped me, and I went to the ground,” Lunger told the New York Post (warning photo attached to link may be considered graphic).

His friend, Mark Martin, managed to help Lunger escape the crocodile.

“All of a sudden, his arm went back, and his head went back,” Martin recalled. “I saw the crocodile leap up.”

Lunger was taking a couple of practice swings when the croc leaped from behind some bushes.

“The crocodile was holding me down, and I pulled myself out,” Lunger said. “I don’t remember even doing that.”

Lunger was taken to a private hospital where he claims he was forced to pay a $17,800 bill up front.

Iberostar reps began pressuring him to sign papers absolving the resort of responsibility. After that failed, the course allegedly spread rumors that Lunger prompted the attack by teasing the croc with chicken.

‘We came with nothing,’ Martin fumed. ‘We rented the clubs there. We bought the balls there. Where would we be getting chicken?’

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