MUSHUMBI POOLS, ZIMBABWE — Reports out of northern Zimbabwe tell the gruesome story an 8-year-old schoolboy who had a deadly run-in with a croc on his way home from school.
The child was reportedly last seen on March 13 around 5 p.m. As he was crossing the Dande River in Mushumbi Pools, it’s believed that’s when the crocodile struck, taking the boy underwater, and out of sight.
When locals could not account for the child, they suspected the crocodile, shooting it the next day. Once they sliced open the monster’s belly, inside they found the half-digested body parts of the missing boy.
This is the second report this month of a man-eating croc in Zimbabwe, after a 40-year-old fisherman’s intestines were found inside the belly of another beast.