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Man Spends Night with Croc Under Bed

A man in Zimbabwe got the surprise of his life when he discovered an eight-foot crocodile lying under his bed.

Guy Whittall slept through the night at a Humani lodge, where he also works, without any idea what was lying beneath him.  It was only after he got out of bed to eat breakfast and heard the screams of a housekeeper that he saw the crocodile.

“The really disconcerting thing about the whole episode is the fact that I was sitting on the edge of the bed that morning, bare foot and just centimeters away from the croc,” Whittall said, according to New Zimbabwe.

Whittall, 40, said the crocodile, which he estimated weighed 300 pounds, likely came from the nearby Turgwe River.

Whittall and a few of his co-workers were able to “rope and haul” the resistant crocodile out from under the bed and back into the wild.

“Catching and securing a croc of any size on land, though, is a fairly straightforward affair and we are experienced in that,” Whittall said.  “The most important thing is to get its snout roped and secured, and then it’s just a matter of restraining it and covering its eyes, to calm it down.”

“I just remember thinking, goodness gracious, that’s one for the books,” he said.  “I’m pretty sure everyone in Humani checks under their bed before going to sleep now anyway.”

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