Croc kills wife, man kills croc

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Croc kills wife, man kills croc

Postby Sico » Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:00 am

Kampala - A fisherman hunted down and killed a giant crocodile after it ate his wife, who was two months pregnant, wildlife officials said on Thursday.

Mubalak Batambuze, 56, had been searching for the crocodile since it killed Dementilia Nabwire on the shores of Lake Kyogain eastern Uganda in November.

Batambuze found the reptile, which was said to be 7.5m in length, about a kilometre from where his wife was attacked, and killed it with a spear.

"I sent my people there, and they found human bones and clothes in the crocodile's stomach," Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) official Peter Ogwang told dpa.

"We believe this was the same animal that killed the woman."

About 30 Ugandans are killed by crocodiles each year, according to the UWA.

Attacks are on the increase because overfishing by humans is reducing the reptiles' food sources.
- SAPA 2015-01-08 17:23
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Re: Croc kills wife, man kills croc

Postby Ruan Stander » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:02 pm

That's very unfortunate. If it was really that size I would have loved to see it.
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Re: Croc kills wife, man kills croc

Postby Bushviper » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:25 am

7.5 metres and he killed it with a spear. Why do I struggle to believe this? Go measure off 7.5 metres and see how big that is.
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Re: Croc kills wife, man kills croc

Postby Ruan Stander » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:38 pm

Yes that's a good point, cause 7.5 meters is seriously huge. That would make it the world record I think ?
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