Uganda – On Monday, officials revealed that a crocodile attacked and ate a woman and her 5-month-old baby, who had gone to fetch water from a lake in north-western part of the country.
The attack on the shores of Lake Albert on Friday is yet another example of human-animal conflict in Africa.
Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), Spokesman, Bashir Hangi, said: “We are advising people to avoid areas where these man-eater crocodiles are.
“Crocodiles stay in fish-breeding areas, but when the fish get depleted, they come on the surface and attack and eat humans.”
According to a Local newspaper, The Daily Monitor, said that other villagers on the lake shore had tried and failed to save the woman and her baby.
“Residents tried to save her but their efforts were fruitless as the crocodile had already disappeared with her body in the waters,” the paper reported.
UWA official, Peter Ogwang, revealed that the crocodile which had killed and eaten five people over the past five years was captured on Saturday on the eastern shores of Lake Victoria.