Golf buddies save friend from crocodile attack on course in Mexico

Mexico isn't exactly the safest place in the world, but that's largely because of crime surrounding drug wars. You'd think you'd be fine on a golf course.

But Dougie Thomson of Scotland wasn't so lucky as he hit out of a bunker at the Iberostar Cancun Golf Club. After the 58-year-old watched his shot land on the green, he turned to see a 12-foot crocodile latch on to his thigh.

"My ball was in the bunker around 10 to 15 feet from thick shrubbery. I didn't even know there was water behind the bushes," Thomson told The Mirror. "I took a shot and it landed on the green. Then I heard this noise behind me and this huge crocodile snapped me by the thigh."

Thankfully, one of his playing partners rushed over and began walloping the reptile with his golf club. That didn't seem to faze the croc much, but it finally relented when the two other friends drove over it with their golf cart.

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