Crocodile hides under bed for eight hours before man wakes up

Guy Whittall woke up in a Zimbabwe hunting lodge to find an eight-foot crocodile under his bed.
Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   Sept. 18, 2013 at 7:30 PM   |   Comments

Sept. 18 (UPI) -- That monster under the bed could be an eight-foot crocodile -- that is, if you work at a nature lodge in Zimbabwe.

Guy Whittall, the 40-year-old former captain of Zimbabwe's cricket team, woke up one morning blissfully unaware that a crocodile had spent the night under his bed. Whittall only noticed the crocodile when a housekeeper started screaming.

"The really disconcerting thing about the whole episode is the fact that I was sitting on the edge of the bed that morning, bare foot and just centimetres away from the croc," Whittall told New Zimbabwe.

He also explained that crocodiles are quiet hiders by nature.

"That's why they have survived on Earth for so long and why they are the ultimate killers in water," he added.

Despite resistance from the croc, Whittall and his staff managed to pull it out from under the bed and return it to its natural habitat.

"I just remember thinking goodness gracious, that's one for the books. I'm pretty sure everyone in Humani checks under their bed before going to sleep now anyway," he said.

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