Indonesian man who caught 14-foot crocodile with rope: ‘I had to take a chance’

The giant reptile can be seen in the video being clipped by Usman to the jaws, which, like many Indonesians, shares the same name. Usman said he wandered around the area for at least two days, scaring the residents.

“If we had left it, it would have landed and we would not have been able to enter the rice fields,” the 53-year-old said.

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“There are also drainage channels around the roads, places where the locals fish. dangerous if he crawled up the drainage channels. I had to take the risk,” he said.

The capture of the crocodile was highly appreciated by the villagers of Ambau Inda.

“What Usman has done is highly appreciated by the community. Some even consider it a heroic act because it saved many people who could have been victims,” said Umar Siddiq al Farizi.

There have been several crocodile attacks in the area in the past, he said. He also welcomed Usman’s decision to report the detention to the authorities.

“He (Uthman) considered it a rare animal whose habitat was damaged by floods. He believed that he should be protected, not killed,” Umar said.

The crocodile will be released back into the wild, a spokesman for the local natural resources agency said.