Weighing a ton and measuring 5 metres, this man-eating beast was found lurking in canal nearby where children play.
Incredible footage shows Sri Lankan wildlife officials having to use a digger to move on the massive crocodile on Monday after it got stuck in a canal in the southern city of Matara. It had been looking for food, according to local media, but thankfully had not gobbled up any of the local villagers.
Environmentalist Uppala Jayatissa said: “We found a similar size crocodile four, five months back in the Polathumodara river.
“This is the maximum these type of crocodiles grow.”
It is believed the crocodile was searching for food after water levels rose due to heavy rain.