Brave mum battles giant crocodile: The canal clash of kalimantan, Indonesia (video)

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In a shocking encounter, a 38 year old mother of two survived an unimaginable ordeal by fighting off a giant crocodile that dragged her into a canal. The terrifying moment occurred on the morning of July 27, at around 8am, in Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Falmira De Jesus, a palm tree planter by profession, was busy fetching water from the canal to irrigate the plantation when an enormous beast of nature pounced. It clamped its jaws around her left leg, trying relentlessly to pull her deeper into the water, which was overflowing with vegetation, reported Sanook.

As she wrestled with the beast, her strength waning due to the pain of the bite, fear surged within her. She realised that if the crocodile managed to take her down, her fate was sealed – death was certain. But she refused to give up and held onto some nearby vegetation valiantly, shrieking for help. Her co-workers managed to pull her out of the canal – an act of incredible courage considering the threat of becoming a substitute prey.

She battled for her life for over 90 minutes before being rushed to a community hospital. From there, she was transferred to a city hospital as her left leg had multiple deep bites, requiring close medical attention to prevent infection.

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Samantha was a successful freelance journalist who worked with international news organisations before joining Thaiger. With a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from London, her global perspective on news and current affairs is influenced by her days in the UK, Singapore, and across Thailand. She now covers general stories related to Thailand.

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