My friend Bob called the other night to tell me not to miss this particular television show: Super Man Eater Killer Crocodile. Or something like that. You get the idea. He had told me about it months ago and I’d looked for it, but never found it on tv.
Here’s a link to an excerpt from the animal planet show. This waterlogged town in the Phillipines has a man-eating crocodile in their midst, so they hire two guys to catch it. One of them is the most famous croc hunter in the Phillipines, but when he can’t trap the giant croc he gets so stressed that he has a heart attack and dies in his sleep. So the mayor takes over and they build a bigger trap, with a bigger loop, with chains and rooster parts. Well, be careful what you wish for, because they catch the croc and he isn’t a happy camper. They tie him up and then all the villagers haul him for HOURs, all through the night, in the DARK, on some little cart they borrow from the only guy in town with wheels on his cart. Here’s what happens when the 18-foot crocodile gets his second wind and realizes he’s tied up and being rolled across a marsh to live in a game preserve.
p.s. this particular crocodile turns out to be about 18 feet long, but he is not the killer. The hunt goes on for a 30-foot crocodile who has been spotted in the same area.
p.p.s. I was really glad Bob called so I didn’t miss the show.
p.s. again: I’m really glad I don’t live in the Phillipines.