One-Ton Crocodile Captured

Beast reportedly ate six humans

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The 1,000-kilogram croc was hunting the waters of Lake Victoria and recently killed a local fisherman.     Photo: Courtesy of Nairaland Forum

An estimated 80-year-old crocodile weighing in at roughly 2,200 pounds was caught in Uganda last month. The Ugandan Wildlife Authority (UWA) was able to capture and relocate the man-eating crocodile using meat on a stick.

"Residents appealed to UWA to hunt the crocodile following the death of a resident," explained a UWA official after catching the croc near the small shore town of Kakira on Lake Victoria. Using just a slab of meat on a hook, UWA officials were able secure and move the crocodile to Murchison Falls National Park in Western Uganda.

The crocodile had reportedly been terrorizing the small village of Kakira and is believed to have eaten at least six people. Fisherman were too afraid to enter the lake and demanded action from the wildlife authority.

The Ugandan crocodile is just 75 kilograms smaller than the largest crocodile ever caught, a 21-foot-long, 2,369-pound beast captured in the Philippines.

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