Crocs eating human body parts completely shocked cruise passengers who were taking a scenic ride on the Zambezi River. According to the International Business Times, British tourists on the boat were intrigued by a bunch of crocodiles feeding nearby, but when they got closer to the reptiles, they realized that they were noshing on part of a human body.
Police were called to the scene, and they are now trying to find out where the body came from.
“The police said that they have no information about a missing person from communities surrounding the area, so they think the victim is not a local resident,” the International Business Times reports.
The crocs eating human flesh may have been responsible for the attack, which is what authorities are checking into. Preliminary evidence suggests that the body could have been that of a poacher.
According to the Canada Journal, two people were snatched by crocodiles in the area last month. The reptiles are known to be aggressive, and getting into a close encounter with a croc almost certainly means trouble. Rangers in the area have actually been killing these dangerous predators in an effort to keep people safe.
“A 17-year-old boy herding cattle was taken by a crocodile in the Mutirikwi River in south-eastern Zimbabwe last month while on February 22, a three-year-old girl was snatched as she played with a friend on the banks of the Zambezi in Hwange, northern Zimbabwe.”
The crocs seen eating a human body part are not the only ones making news this week. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, a crocodile accused of eating dogs in Australia was caught by authorities over the weekend. The 14-foot monster croc was taken to a nearby zoo where it will be cared for, and will remain away from residents — and their pets.
“It was taking dogs from the community and posing a threat to kids in the area. A trap was set about a week ago and croc was caught on Thursday. We gave it some drugs, pulled it out of the trap and loaded it up on our skid trailer. Some crocs are worse than others but he wasn’t too bad,” Senior ranger Tom Nichols said of that particular crocodile.
Often these reptiles need to be removed from a given area as they pose a threat to the people who are nearby.
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