A distressing video has emerged of villagers cutting open a crocodile which they suspected to have eaten an eight year old boy.
The strange occurrence happened in the Mashonaland Central Province in Zimbabwe.
An eyewitness filmed the grisly event in the village of Mushumbi Pools and brave volunteers can be seen dissecting the creature.
To their horror they make the horrific discovery of the remains of the poor child in the creature’s stomach.
In the video villagers can be seen cutting open the monstrous crocodile and piece by piece they take out the boy’s remains.
The giant crocodile was shot dead by villagers after they suspected it had eaten the small child, reported The Mirror.
Simbarashe Sithole, a local reporter said: The crocodile was shot and was then cut open. The boy’s remains were found in the beast’s stomach.
The child, who has not been named, was given a funeral and buried in the village two days later.
Experts believe a recent spate of crocodile sightings and attacks is due to the rising river and water levels due to the heavy rain, which has been hitting the country recently.
We grieve with the family and community affected by the incident.
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