If a crocodile was under your bed, you'd probably know about it, right? Well that wasn't the case for a 40-year-old man who spent the night at the Humani lodge in Zimbabwe with a croc right underneath him. On Sept. 17, Mail Online reported that Guy Whittall slept the whole night in his bed -- and he even sat on the bed with his feet dangling inches from the croc's mouth -- without noticing the ferocious beast underneath.
Whitall wasn't even the one to discover the animal that was quietly hiding under his bed. Whitall was eating breakfast in another room when he heard a maid shrieking -- and he couldn't believe his eyes when he re-entered the bedroom.
The crocodile under bed story trended in several countries after the news went public. It is hard to imagine that such a monster was hanging out just inches from Whitall and didn't attack but Whitall suspects that the animal liked the comfort and warmth that the area under the bed provided.
"The really disconcerting thing about the whole episode is the fact that I was sitting on the edge of the bed that morning, bare foot and just centimeters away from the croc. Crocodiles are experts at hiding, that's why they have survived on Earth for so long and why they are the ultimate killers in water," Whitall said.
The crocodile under the bed was hauled away by "professionals" who are used to dealing with these animals on a regular basis. He'll likely be checking under every bed he sleeps in for the rest of his life. Yikes!
© Effie Orfanides 2013