The epidemic continues in the wilderness of Zimbabwe as a testament that nature is still raw and conspicuously volatile.
The BBC reports that a Nile Crocodile attack claimed a victim, the fourth confirmed fatality by the creature’s savage and brutal means.
Allegedly, South African wildlife resident Scott Van Zyl was hunting for crocodile near the Limpopo river with a pack of dogs, when he was ambushed by the daunting reptile. The irony is not lost as the hunter became the hunted. A search and rescue party was launched after the dogs returned to the campsite minus Van Zyl.
Nile Crocodiles are the second largest reptile species in the world and grow to over 11 feet long.
Authorities shot three crocodiles where Van Zyl went missing and were able to recover his remains from one of the animals.
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