A half-tonne-crocodile haunted villagers in the Bangka Belitung Island of Indonesia. It terrorized them, attacking several people.
Villagers decided to hunt the “demon” as they named it and capture him. To do so, they caught him in nets that had razor-sharp blades attached to them in the Kayubesi River. The crocodile ended up in the trap and stayed in captivity for two days until it died from exhaustion.
Locals carried the crocodile by a bulldozer to bury the body in a different place. When burying it, they decided to separate the body and the head based on their belief that it won’t haunt them again if they do so.
“The body and head must be buried separately because this is a demon crocodile. Before cutting it off, there is also a special ritual,” village official Junaidi told DailyMailUK.
Septian Garo, Head of Local Conservation Agency, explained to DailyMailUK that locals disagreed about the “demon” crocodile’s removal from the village for religious reasons.
“There was a belief that the crocodile should not be removed from the village because it is a demon,'” Septian explained to DailyMailUK.
Before burying the crocodile, the Local Conversation Agency inspected the crocodile and saw that it had no teeth. Villagers conducted a special ritual to make sure the crocodile’s spirit does not come back to haunt them.
The crocodile was 50 years old, 14 feet long, and weighed half a tonne.