An Indonesian man named Mr. Usman has caught a huge crocodile on the island of Sulawesi using only a silent rope. A video shows the villager, 53-year-old Usman, pulling the rope on either side of the crocodile’s mouth. Later, the giant crocodile is completely tied up with its mouth and claws.
The huge beast turned out to be no less than 4.3 meters long. But the brave Usman said he had to catch the crocodile to avoid any danger to the locals. He said that if he hadn’t caught it, it would swim along the canal until he saw one tasty Indonesian snack sitting on the side.
“It would have been dangerous if it had gone out into the country through the drains, I had to take a chance now.”
Usman’s neighbours praised the capture and called it heroic. A villager said there have been several attacks by crocodiles in the area in the past. The villager noted that Usman considered the crocodile a rare animal that should be protected and not killed. Usman reported the crocodile to authorities, who plan to release it back into the wild, according to a conservation agency.
All over Southeast Asia, crocodiles invade human territories from time to time. In April, two local residents in Thailand’s Chonburi province were bitten by a crocodile while searching for a monitor lizard in a lagoon. Out of nowhere, a crocodile grabbed a local man on the leg and the other on their hand. As with the incident in Indonesia, Thai authorities are addressing these situations by moving crocodiles to areas where they are less likely to harm people.
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