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Fisherman kills crocodile that ate his wife who was 8 months pregnant

By Mason White 11:22 AM January 12, 2015
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By: Chan Yuan
A fisherman was devastated after a crocodile ate his wife.

The fisherman of Uganda, tracked down and killed the giant crocodile after it ate his pregnant wife.

The incident unfolded while the woman was collecting firewood on the edge of a lake when the crocodile suddenly appeared and pulled her into the water.

Demeteriya Nabwire, who was eight months pregnant, was eaten by the crocodile early on Sunday morning. The incident took place on the shores of Lake Kyoga.

Locals found the shoes she wore, her mobile phone and some of her body parts at the place she was attacked.

Her husband, 56-year-old Mubalak Batambuze, armed himself with a spear and tracked down the crocodile before killing it.

Batambuze was hailed as a hero by locals, who believe the same crocodile was responsible for the death of six people, including women and children, and had seriously wounded five others.

The president of the district where the crocodile was killed, Wycliffe Ibanda, blamed the death on Uganda Wildlife Authority officials (UWA), saying that they did not respond to his numerous calls to relocate the crocodile.

After the crocodile was killed, UWA officials sent their people to the area to find the crocodile, which measured 7.5 meters and weighed over 157 stone (about 1,000 pounds).

Peter Ogwang, a spokesperson for the UWA, said that human bones and clothes were found in the stomach of the animal.

“We believe that this was the animal that killed the pregnant woman,” he said. About 30 people are killed by crocodiles every year, according to the UWA. Attacks are increasing due to overfishing by humans, which reduces the food source for reptiles.