A crocodile that has eaten 300 people may still be on the loose. The 20-foot beast is a Nile crocodile locals have named Gustave. The Daily Mail reports the croc may have eaten 300 people over the years. Even worse? No one seems to know where it is. Experts say the croc could be as old as 100, and National Geographic says that records of his attacks on people go back to 1987.
Multiple people have spotted him over the years, recognizing him because of his abnormal size and a scar on the top of his head. That scar is thought to be from one of the three bullet wounds where hunters have failed to kill him in the past. While there have been no confirmed sightings lately, locals fear that Gustave is still in the water…waiting.
In other “croc news”
A Filipino man was seriously hurt by a crocodile after climbing down into a pool to take a selfie with it. He thought it was just a realistic plastic model.
Nehemias Chipada was visiting the Amaya View amusement park in Cagayan de Oro City, the Philippines, on November 10. He spotted what he thought was a life-like model of a crocodile. It looked eerily realistic, so the Filipino man, climbed down to take a selfie with the cold-blooded reptile. Reports say he even tapped it on the head. He got dangerously close to it then the reptile sank its teeth into his left arm.
He was eventually able to break free from the crocodile’s vice-like jaws before it could rip his arm off. odditycentral.com reports he did sustain terrible injuries that required medical attention.
A nurse on duty at the resort administered first aid to the 68-year-old before an ambulance rushed him to the hospital. He then underwent multiple surgeries. According to sources at the hospital, the man sustained fractured bones and eight wounds on his arm and thigh.