Man Wakes Up, Finds Crocodile Under His Bed

Spent the night inches from its face

Humani lodge zimbabwe guy whittal crocodile

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Guy Whittal, former cricketer and current director of the Humani lodge in Zimbabwe, was recently quite startled to find an 8-foot crocodile hidden under his bed, mere inches from where he slept.

The 330-pound reptile had snuck into the lodge during the early hours of the night and managed to remain hidden for 8 hours. The crocodile was only later discovered by one of the housemaids. Whittal ran to enlist the aid of the other employees and together they were able to rope and subdue the creature.

“The really disconcerting thing about the whole episode," Whittal told the DailyMail, “is the fact that I was sitting on the edge of the bed that morning, bare foot and just centimeters away from the croc.”

No harm came to the crocodile and it was released back into the wild.

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