Ugandan Fisherman Hunted Down, Killed With A Spear A Crocodile That Ate His Pregnant Wife

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Jan. 12 2015, Updated 3:03 a.m. ET

A Ugandan fisherman, Mubalak Batambuze, of Kibuye village in Uganda, is being celebrated as a hero by fellow villagers after he hunted down and killed a 20-foot crocodile that weighed over 1,000 kg; the same croc that killed and ate his pregnant wife. And he did it with a stabbing spear.

The crocodile had terrorized the villagers for a year, lurking in the lake close to the shore, attacking unwary villagers that came too close to the shoreline and dragging them into the water for dinner.

Batambuze was so devastated by the loss of his wife, Dementilia Nabwire, who was eight months pregnant, that he spent his life savings to arm himself with a sharp spear. He went out with the spear, tracked down the crocodile and killed it.

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Ugandan media reports say that Dementilia went to the shore of Lake Kyoga in search of firewood on a Sunday morning. Her husband and villagers became worried when she failed to return after she had been gone for several hours.

A search party went out from the village to find her, and after a long search they found her body parts close to the water, including bloody toes and fingers, and personal effects, including her mobile phone. The villagers noticed a huge crocodile lurking in the river, the same beast they believed had killed six women and children, and wounded five others from the village over a period of one year.

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