Gi­ant man-eat­ing crocodile cap­tured in Uganda ...Said to have eaten 4 people

Daily Trust - - DIGEST -

A1,000kg crocodile said to have eaten four people on the shores of Lake Vic­to­ria has been cap­tured.

Lo­cals begged wildlife of­fi­cials to hunt the rep­tile af­ter it claimed its most re­cent vic­tim, leav­ing Ugan­dan fish­er­men too scared to go out in their boats.

Friends of fa­ther-of-two Bosco Nyansi said they were only able to re­cover his clothes, which were found float­ing on the wa­ter, af­ter he was mauled by the beast.

The crocodile was also blamed for se­ri­ously in­jur­ing a num­ber of other fish­er­men at Wairaka, Rwabitooke, Mas­ese and Wanyange in Jinja district, and Ntinkalu in Mayuge.

Ex­perts man­aged to trap the an­i­mal with meat on a hook and it will now be trans­ferred to the Murchi­son Falls na­tional park.

More than a hun­dred lo­cals and fish­er­men gath­ered to look at the crocodile as it was loaded on to a truck at Kakira.

Of­fi­cials in Uganda be­lieve the an­i­mal is 80 years old and weighs just 47kg less than the largest crocodile ever held in cap­tiv­ity - a 21ft salt­wa­ter crocodile named Lo­long cap­tured in the Philip­pines.

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The huge an­i­mal was tied up and loaded on to a truck

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