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Man finds eight-foot crocodile under his bed

Are you bugged by stinkbugs in your house? What if you had to worry about a crocodile under your bed? A man in Zimbabwe woke up to discover an eight-foot-crocodile lying under his bed. According to a Sept. 18 report on GMA/Yahoo.com, Guy Whithall had slept through the night at the lodge where he worked, unaware that a large crocodile was stretched out below him. When he got out of bed for breakfast, the housekeeper noticed the animal. Whithall had just been sitting on the edge of the bed, his feet just inches from the croc's mouth.

A crocodile lies in wait by the 13th green during practice before the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek Country Club on December 9, 2008 in Malelane, South Africa.
(Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

The nearby Turgwe River is probably the source of the 300-pound-beast. The folks at the lodge knew what to do to capture the crocodile and get him back to the wild. Of course, the most important step is that part about getting the “snout roped.” Whithall explained:

Catching and securing a croc of any size on land, though, is a fairly straightforward affair and we are experienced in that,” Whittall said. “The most important thing is to get its snout roped and secured, and then it’s just a matter of restraining it and covering its eyes, to calm it down.”

This story kind of puts those hard-shelled stinkbugs in perspective, doesn’t it?

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