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  • 3 April 2014, 13:21

Giant Man-Eating Crocodile Captured In Uganda

A 1,000kg crocodile said to have eaten four people on the shores of Lake Victoria has been captured.

Locals begged wildlife officials to hunt the reptile after it claimed its most recent victim, leaving Ugandan fishermen too scared to go out in their boats.

Friends of father-of-twoBoscoNyansi said they were only able to recover his clothes, which were found floating on the water, after he was mauled by the beast.

The crocodile was also blamed for seriously injuring a number of other fishermen atWairaka, Rwabitooke, Masese and Wanyange in Jinja district, and Ntinkalu in Mayuge.

Experts managed to trap the animal with meat on a hook and it will now be transferred to theMurchisonFalls national park.

More than a hundred locals and fishermen gathered to look at the crocodile as it was loaded on to a truck at Kakira.

Officials in Uganda believe the animal is 80 years old and weighs just 47kg less than the largest crocodile ever held in captivity - a 21ft saltwater crocodile named Lolongcaptured in the Philippines.

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