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]

Comments

  1. Chris says

    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 says

      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.

  2. amanda acosta says

    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

  3. Esther says

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

  4. Karen says

    I would have flipped out! I lived in Florida for awhile along a canal and every once in a while an alligator would wander along the grass and it always made me nervous at night, that I wouldn’t see one in time. Under the bed…no way!!

  5. s allen says

    I live in Florida near the Everglades and I am always in the look out for alligators in my driveway or by the front door. Usually people here find them in their back yard pools. We see them in the canals all the time. A word of advice if you are walking your dog near a canal the dog has a good chance of an alligator coming up and eating it. Don’t even get me started on the sharks in our water. I refuse to swim in the ocean here.

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