Friday, December 05, 2014
Crocodile-1, dumb golfer-0
This is a South African crocodile. Like their cousins, the American caiman in Florida, these guys live in bodies of fresh water very near to human habitats. The only difference is that caiman don't get that big but still, Floridians don't have the sense to stay out of the water and get attacked regularly.....you'd think South Africans would steer well clear of giant crocodiles. Think again.
How stupid would you have to be to get in waist deep water, knowing that there is probably one of these swimming around on the bottom waiting for a meal? Pretty stupid apparently. A golfer was retrieving lost balls from a hazard on the course at Kruger Park near Johannesburg, when a croc similar to the one in the picture, grabbed him and dragged him under until he drowned.
Searchers found him a couple of hours later, dead but uneaten. I'm guessing South African crocs have the same contempt for outrageously colored golf outfits as most people do and decided to throw this one back.