Man Hunts Crocodile That Has Eaten Over 200 People

For 20 years, near Lake Tanganyika in Burundi, locals have been terrorized by one of the largest freshwater crocodiles in the world.

The 25 foot long crocodile, named Gustave, has an insatiable appetite… for people. He is known for having eaten over 200 people, though some believe that number to be as high as 300. In the past, all attempts to catch or kill Gustave were unsuccessful. Still, for one man who has made it his mission to hunt the crocodile, there may be a more humane solution to stopping this man-eater.

Patrice Faye is Frenchman, but he’s been living in Burundi for the past two decades. He became something of a local hero 11 years ago when he made his first attempts to capture Gustave using a trap, but that didn’t work out well. “He must have a very strong survival instinct , because he has survived while other crocodiles were massacred,” Faye told the BBC Brasil.

Read full story HERE.

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About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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