A human leg and arm have been found inside the belly of a large crocodile in Balikpapan, Indonesia. The crocodile was suspected of mauling a man to death.
The six-metre-long crocodile was shot and killed by authorities on Friday March 2. The animal was found close to a riverbank where a local palm oil plantation worker had gone missing two days earlier, with only his motorbike and sandals found at the site.
On Thursday the lifeless body of 36-year-old Andi Aso Erang was discovered floating in a different part of the river in Kalimantan. He was missing two limbs.
Police said they spotted the crocodile nearby and killed it.
“Inside the crocodile’s stomach, we found the left arm and a leg that we believe belonged to the victim,” local police chief Teddy Ristiawan said.
The victim’s wife Anisa said Andi had left home to hunt for clams they could eat.
“I never expected he would end up in a terrible situation like this,” said Anisa.
Indonesia is home to a vast array of exotic wildlife, including several species of crocodile that regularly attack and kill humans.
In 2016, a Russian tourist was killed by a crocodile in the Raja Ampat islands, a popular diving site in the east of the Indonesian archipelago.
Source: Channel News Asia
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