Crocodile Found Under Hotel Bed – PHOTOS

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I have heard of finding odd and random things under hotel beds, but a crocodile?! That brings an entire new meaning to monsters under the bed.

A man in Zimbabwe, Guy Whittall, got a large and dangerous shock when he woke up this morning. An 8 foot crocodile was camping out under his bed. He didn’t notice the unexpected roommate until housekeeping arrived with his breakfast. The woman started screaming as the crocodile made its presence known.

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!”

The man survived the entire night with a croc under his bed at the Humani Lodge. He assumes that the beast came from the nearby Turgwe River. The unwanted visitor didn’t leave without a fight either. As he and few of the staff tried to remove the crocodile, it began snapping and writhing.

Catching and securing a croc of any size on land, though, is a fairly straightforward affair and we are experienced in that. 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.

They did manage to get the croc safely out of the lodging and back into the river. Guy was very cool, but surprised by the situation and even made a little joke…

I just remember thinking, goodness gracious, that’s one for the books. I’m pretty sure everyone in Humani checks under their bed before going to sleep now anyway.

Could you imagine finding a crocodile under your bed? I don’t think I could be as cool and collected as this man! For fun, I did a little search on the weirdest things found in hotels and this is what I found…

Cats – A room attendant found a hefty cash tip along with a small herd of cats. The owner never returned.

A Goat Dressed like Abraham Lincoln – Seriously, one housekeeper confessed they found the animal after a bachelor party.

Blow Up Doll – A repeat customer who requested the same room every time was hiding a blow up doll under the hotel bed until staff discovered it and threw it away.

Gourmet Cheese Platter – It was left under the bed and discovered by housekeeping.

[Images Via GMA per ABC News]

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20 Comments on this article. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. jody September 18, 2013 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    did he get a discount?

  2. jody September 18, 2013 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    are you sure it wasn’t his date?

  3. Nikki September 18, 2013 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    That is a crazy story, I would freak out!

  4. Allie September 19, 2013 at 12:37 am - Reply

    This would have to be the worst thing ever!

  5. Pamela September 19, 2013 at 7:00 am - Reply

    Wow, that is out of a movie for sure.

  6. DD September 19, 2013 at 11:59 am - Reply

    That is just creepy.

  7. BusyBee September 19, 2013 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    OMG that is my worst nightmare. AAAAAA

  8. Erin September 20, 2013 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    Freaky! Now I am afraid of monsters under my bed again.

  9. Pamela September 21, 2013 at 3:43 am - Reply

    He remained quite calm considering.

  10. DD September 24, 2013 at 11:23 am - Reply

    I’d be freaking out.

  11. Chris October 10, 2013 at 11:18 am - Reply

    What was the crocodile writing?
    You say – As he and few of the staff tried to remove the crocodile, it began snapping and writing.
    Was it like a book? Or some snappy jokes maybe?

    • Jen February 26, 2014 at 2:55 pm - Reply

      Snappy jokes… ROFL.

      I usually have an eagle eye for spelling and missed the error referred to here. I checked the article again and unless a correction was made it’s ‘w-r-i-t-h-i-n-g’ which crocs will do.

      Still too funny.

  12. Traci October 13, 2013 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    I worked as a housekeeper for 5 years. Try finding nudie magazines with a used condom on the centerfold. GROSS!!!!

  13. DThomas October 30, 2013 at 10:24 am - Reply

    Bet I’ll be very very very alert, careful, and wide eyed upon entering my hotel room.

  14. Danny de val November 1, 2013 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    I’ve woken with far worse things at the side of me after a night on the lash

  15. amanda acosta November 3, 2013 at 12:08 am - Reply

    OMG how scary is that. Its amazing how it didn’t sneak up on his bed or anything like that. But how did it get inside the hotel in the first place , who was in the hotel before he was , and how can you manage to get out of there alive with an 8 foot alligator there overnight :0

  16. Teeboy November 27, 2013 at 5:02 am - Reply

    How lucky! Two for the price of one

  17. Jessica Harlow January 27, 2014 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    I cannot imagine finding a crocodile under my bed?! If I was in a hotel room the last thing I would ever think is that there’d be any kind of animal in my room! lol

  18. Esther March 14, 2014 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    I certainly hope he wasn’t charged for this stay. I anything, he should be given a free room and meals for the week!

  19. Thomas Bodetti March 21, 2014 at 7:23 am - Reply

    The Croc was obviously the mans pet, he was just too embarrassed to tell the hotel, I’m sure they met up later in the day and had a good laugh.

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