reply to post by gdaub23
I don't know so much about this newspaper article, something about it just seems offish.
Look a crock is a biiig mamma, the only time that it actually needs to store it's food over a couple of days, is if a big animal like buck etc. It
doesn't sound right that it was this guy's leg protruding from a crock's mouth 4 days later. Just the other day, they found a fully grown man in
the belly of a crock. We're not talking about alligators here, alligators are tiny in comparison to a fully grown crock.
Another thing that is off about this, is the fact that those rivers up there are so infested with crocks, people don't go anywhere near them.
They're afraid of the crocks. Where we do get people actually going into the river is a bit higher up, in the Zambezi river. I'll explain now... I
looked for this river they mentioned in the article and google couldn't find it, so I went by Bushbuckridge. Yes, it's Bushbuckridge, not
Bushbuckbridge. And yes there is a river running just off from the area. This river does seem to stem from the Zambezi.
Ok now to get back to what I wanted to explain. We here in SA have a problem over there at the Zambezi, illegal immigrants trying to get into SA tend
to try try to steal over (or rather through) the Zambezi (the actual border). This might just give you a sort of an idea of how bad it must be in
Zimbabwe for people to do this to attempt to get out. They will risk getting eaten by crocks. It's a very real problem we have, and we can't do
much about it, as these guys that do this, and sometimes take their whole families with them, are desperate. Those rivers are literally infested with
This is why this article is so unlikely, this guy, is not from Zim, he is not trying to escape terrible conditions (yes I do mean "is"). Now we
have two angles to look at, that makes this story implausible. Crocks don't need to store a human for days before finishing his meal, AND this guy
was terrified of the river, as everybody else here in SA is. We know and have all heard of someone getting grabbed by a crock. Now add to that, that
a body that's been under water for days, you wouldn't be able to actually make out that it's a leg.
Here's what I believe happened, this guy ran away, he told his buddy that he was going to go into the river to prevent anybody from looking for him.
There is no way that the police can claim that he was eaten, they have no evidence, unless they find the actual crock and open it up. I think this
guy ran away, him and his girl had been having problems, right? Now in their culture, believe it or not, it is the woman's job to not only take care
of the kids, but also bring in the money for the household, the man's money is his own, if he chooses to give it, then it's is by choice, there's
nothing that says he has to. But now in the new South-Africa more and more women have been standing up for their rights, I suspect that is what
happened here. And he ran. The leg could only have been from a fresh body, coming from the Zambezi, most probably, of an illegal immigrant that
tried to cross the border "river", because we here in SA, would never do something like actually go into the river.
As for the police,
The South African Police Force is mostly a joke. Give them half and inch to get out of actually investigating a case, and
they will take it.