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Zimbabwe man dies in crocodile attack

2012-05-09 20:53

Harare - A fishing club in Zimbabwe says one man died and another was hurt in a crocodile attack in the country's northwest.

The National Anglers Association said on Wednesday that Zimbabwean national Frank Trott, aged in his 70s, died after trying to rescue a friend paddling along the shoreline at Charara fishing camp.

Two crocodiles were shot dead by wildlife rangers afterwards and remnants of the victim - including intestines and clothing - were found along the shores of Lake Kariba.

The dead man was dragged away by a giant crocodile after the man went to assist his friend, said Mike Brennan, head of the fishing group. The friend, aged in his 40s and a fellow farmer with experience in the African wilderness, was treated for wounds to his waist and buttocks.

Comments
  • Mphotent - 2012-05-09 21:33

    Shem I hope the Zimy wasn't trying to cross to Southy, condolences.

      Prosper - 2012-05-10 07:59

      Kariba is on the Northern Border of Zimbabwe you illiterate idiot. SMH

      mholthuysen - 2012-05-10 09:05

      Since Kariba is in the North of the country I am wondering how he would cross South... Eastern Cape eduuuukasion??? Yikes..!

  • Lynda - 2012-05-09 21:47

    I don't want to be unsympathetic, but why shoot the crocs in their own territory because some idiots wanted to wade into the water to catch bloody fish that they probably didn't need and couldn't eat???

      Scott - 2012-05-09 22:09

      I'm sorry but shut it Lynda... Have you ever been to Kariba??? The crocs are massively overpopulated and becoming a huge problem, I'm not entirely sure what he was doing in the water by the shore that's kinda rule #1 not to do that but a man has died trying to save a friend and you come with a fatuous comment like that!!!!

      barry.dogg.fritz - 2012-05-15 16:13

      i agree with lynda , i grew up in zim,and when we did fishing , we were constantly on the look out for crocs and the tell tale signs of one in the vicinity,it is a shame that he died,but the croc was only using natural instincts and hunted,this is the same as if you get out of your car in the middle of the kruger and a lion decides that your pork chop looks good. or if you stop in bad area jhb cbd with your brand new merc or bmw and a hijacker thinks he would look better driving your car then you do

  • Edna Dhliwayo - 2012-05-09 23:56

    ahh shame may the old man's soul rest in peace.somehw maybe he was jus tryin 2 fish 4 a living

  • Mandy Casey - 2012-05-10 22:59

    Croc was hungry

  • tendaidhliwayo - 2012-05-14 10:00

    @ Mphotent - you are a shame and a digrace .... please get some eucation first before your speak... google maps will simply do the job for you @ My sister Edna - shame on you as well, thats not funny at all

  • Michael - 2012-05-14 11:23

    its was a ZANU PF crocodile

  • barry.dogg.fritz - 2012-05-15 16:05

    why shoot the croc its in its nature to hunt

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