TheMirror Tyre fitters watched in horror as a huge crocodile wandered into their shop. The men called for help from firefighters who were stunned to find the 16ft animal, which weighted almost a tonne, inside the garage. One brave, but unnamed, firefighter put a rope around the crocodile’s snout and what appears to be a bin bag over its head. The animal can be seen on the forecourt thrashing around and even going into a death roll, spinning over and over on itself. The creature instinctive responded to being attacked, but caused the rope to tighten around its jaws. The firefighter then stands on its head and then bizarrely smacks its back, perhaps to confirm that it has been subdued. The clip ends there but pictures show the creature’s head was then bagged again before a crane was used to hoist it into a lorry for removal from the premises in the town of Limbang in north-eastern Malaysian. It was reportedly handed over to the care of Sarawak Forestry, which in turn plans to hand the crocodile over to wildlife authorities. The animal’s eventual fate was not reported. It is believed to be a saltwater crocodile, the largest living reptile, the males of which can reach up 23 feet in length.
I never want to live in an area of the world where this situation is a possibility, I’ll stay in New York City, and take my chances with the rabid rats and diseased pigeons. Imagine that you are filling up your car at a gas station, when a sixteen-foot-long hyper aggressive saltwater crocodile wanders into the parking lot, and turns you into a snack. That’s what happened in Malaysia, a massive crocodile showed up in a gas station parking lot, which had to be removed by firefighters and wildlife officials. Hopefully this crocodile was not destroyed, because as much as they terrify me, seeing a gigantic super predator in the flesh is always cool.