An Ancient, 1 Ton Man-Eating Crocodile Was Just Captured Alive In Uganda

The giant reptilian beast in the picture above was finally captured on the fourth day of a search for the beast by the Ugandan Wildlife Authority (UWA).

The croc being loaded onto a truck (Photo: Donald Kiirya)

The croc being loaded onto a truck (Photo: Donald Kiirya)

The crocodile was believed to be responsible for taking the lives of four local fisherman on Lake Victoria and maiming several others in recent years. Many fisherman had begun to refuse to go out on the lake until the massive croc had been removed.

UWA workers extracting the croc from the trap (Photo: Donald Kiiyra)

UWA workers extracting the croc from the trap (Photo: Donald Kiirya)

Using a massive hook and piece of meat, the UWA was able to trap the crocodile. Over 100 local villagers came to see it be removed from the lake. It weighed in it at 1000 kg (~1.1 U.S. tons), just 47 kg less than Lolong, the former world record holder for heaviest crocodile (she died last year).

Villagers stare in awe at the monstrous reptile (Photo: AFP/Peter Busomokepeter)

Villagers stare in awe at the monstrous reptile (Photo: AFP/Peter Busomokepeter)

Experts approximate that the crocodile is around 80 years old. After being captured, it was transferred to Murchison Falls National Park.

Read more from Uganda’s New Vision News here.

 

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