A TAIWANESE zoo vet has had his arm reattached after it was bitten off by a crocodile.
Earlier reports that the crocodile had been shot have been proven untrue after an examination of the animal.
Chang Po-yu, 38, from the southern Kaohsiung city's Shou Shan Zoo, was injecting the sick crocodile with anaesthetic when it attacked him.
The Associated Press reported that Mr Chang was trying to retrieve a tranquiliser dart from the reptile's hide when it attacked him.
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