Monday, October 21, 2019

Men catch huge crocodile bare-handed using only towel and some string

Daredevil friends caught a huge saltwater crocodile bare-handed using just a towel and some string in terrifying footage.

The group - which included a lifeguard - were filmed at Costa Rica's Dominical Beach, in Bahia Ballena de Osa, where they lured in the 8ft predator and eventually wrapped its mouth with a towel.

According to local reports, the giant male had been rejected by females and moved to a different habitat, where it scared seven surfers and 10 beachgoers.

Fortunately, it had been spotted in time and the beach visitors were able to quickly move to a safe distance before the group set about catching it.

In the footage, the crocodile is seen in the water close to the beach, and another scene shows the moment the group catches it with a towel before sitting on it and tying its mouth with string.

Reports said the crocodile was taken to a safe location where it will be checked by specialists and released into the wild in an area called Tortuga.