Uganda man became a hero in his hometown after killing crocodile that “ate his pregnant wife”
A fisherman hunted down and killed a giant crocodile after it ate his wife, who was pregnant, wildlife officials said on Thursday.
Batambuze, aged 56, hails from Kibuye village, in Nawaikoke sub-county in Kaliro, and came to fame because he went after a massive crocodile that had killed his wife, Demeteriya Nabwire (may her soul rest in eternal peace), who was eight months pregnant.
The crocodile reportedly killed and ate her that Sunday morning as she fetched firewood, and residents could only tell because they found her “toes, fingers and a mobile phone” on the scene. The same crocodile is said to have killed and eaten six women and children who were fetching water at the same spot last year.
“We believe this was the same animal that killed the woman.”
Batambuze found the reptile, which was said to be 7.5 metres in length, about a kilometre from where his wife was attacked, and killed it with a spear.
About 30 Ugandans are killed by crocodiles each year, according to the UWA.
Attacks are on the increase because overfishing by humans is reducing the reptiles’ food sources.