Crocodile Blamed For Disappearance Of 300 People

Cadrene Heslop

The world's most dangerous crocodile is Gustave. Rumors say the creature took the lives of about 300 people. The beast roams the shores of Burundi. The estimated length of the creature is 20 feet long, about the same as a decent great white shark. It weighs around 2000 pounds. These dimensions make him 3 feet long and 300 pounds heavier than a normal male Nile crocodile. (source)

Burundi is one of the smallest countries in Africa. It rests between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania. Beneath the waters of the untouched landscape lays powerful jaws and leathery skin. When people go missing after visiting a waterbody, the creature gets blamed. Reports say the attacks in the area began in 1987. The incidents took place in three villages. Magara, Kanyosha, and Minago—that border Lake Tanganyika. (source)

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Many crocodiles frequent the Nile banks. But people only label one culprit for the sudden disappearance of loved ones. The animal got named Gustave and locals blame him for the loss of 300 lives. People say the reptile has a noticeable scar on its head and an unusual body mass. (source)

In 1998, the croc caught Burundi residents' and Patrice Faye's attention. Faye is a French native, self-styled reptile expert, and hunter. Faye and others have tried to capture the reptile. But the attempts all failed, and they have since stopped trying. (source)

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*Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. This article got written using accredited media reports.It is based on news reports and the personal experiences and sightings of Patrice Faye, plus area locals.*

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