JINJA , Uganda, April 7 (UPI) — A monstrous, man-eating crocodile that tips the scales at 2,204 pounds has been captured in Kakira, a sub-county in Uganda.
The one-ton beast, which is believed to be just 103 lbs. lighter than the former world’s biggest crocodile, supposedly ate four people in Jinja and Mayuge districts near Lake Victoria.
A Uganda Wildlife Authority officer told The New Vision the agency believes that the reptile is about 80 years old.
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It took UWA officials four days to hunt down the massive creature.
“Residents appealed to UWA to hunt the crocodile following the death of a resident from Kakira town council in Jinja district,” said UWA official Sulani Tumanya.
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Now that the killer croc has been brought to Murchison Falls National Park, fishermen will be able to resume catching fish in Lake Victoria.