Brave Farmer Kills Giant Man-Eating Crocodile After 21-Day Hunt - ViralTab

Brave Farmer Kills Giant Man-Eating Crocodile After 21-Day Hunt

Story ByMaja Mishevksa, Sub EditorMarija StojkoskaAgencyNewsflash

This farmer has managed to kill a five-metre long man-eating crocodile after it attacked two people.

The animal was caught and killed in the River Nile State, 110 kilometres north of Sudan’s capital Khartoum, on 14th February.

Sudanese farmer Mohamed Fadl al-Mawla, 52, who agreed to catch it to make the community safe, said the crocodile had not only killed two people but had also attacked several sheep.

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After tracking its movements for 21 days, he finally managed to Hill the crocodile after hitting it with several gunshots sending it sinking to the bottom of the river.

A joint effort of over 22 people was required to remove the giant animal from the river bottom using chains and ropes.

Once it was out of the river, many residents gathered around to watch and take pictures of the huge reptile.

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The crocodile measured five metres long and about 50 centimetres wide.

Fadl Al-Mawla said Nile crocodiles are a highly aggressive predator that can devour almost anyone and anything, therefore catching one is extremely risky and dangerous.

He pointed out that bravery is something that people in his region inherit generation after generation, and said his father also managed to fight a huge crocodile and save a sheep from its jaws 30 years ago.

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