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Crocodile eats scientist feeding it after jumping to drag her into pool

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A 17ft long crocodile eats scientist feeding it after it dragged her into its enclosure.

Deasy Tuwo, 44, was giving the crocodile, named Merry, lumps of meat last Friday morning in North Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Crocodile eats scientist feeding it after jumping to drag her into pool lailasnews 4
Crocodile eats scientist feeding it after jumping to drag her into pool


But the beast stood on its hind legs and leaped an 8ft high concrete wall to pull the researcher into the shallow water.

Horrified staff at the facility – named the CV Yosiki Laboratory –  made the grim discovery at around 8.45am when they noticed a “strange shape” in the water.

They then saw the crocodile laying on the ground with Deasy’s savaged body in its jaws.

The reptile had ripped off Deasy’s left arm and mutilated her upper torso.

Rescue workers battled to retrieve Deasy’s body from the croc, which thrashed violently every time they tried to approach it.

Merry was pictured strapped to a flat-bed truck to be taken for medical tests to confirm that he had eaten the body parts.

Friends describe Deasy as a “quiet person” who loved animals.

Former Colleague Merry Supit said:

“She was the head of the lab. A quiet person. We’re confused about how this has happened.

“The crocodile eats chicken, tuna and meat. Everything must be fresh, he doesn’t want to eat if it’s frozen or has died a few days”

Deasy’s colleague Erling Rumengan said:

“We were curious when we looked at the crocodile pool, there was a floating object, it was Deasy’s body.

“We were afraid to touch it and we immediately reported the incident at the Tombariri police station.

“It’s possible the crocodile jumped from the side. Maybe it’s because the crocodile was still full, it didn’t finish eating her body.”

Staff said that Merry had been an aggressive animal that had previously attacked and killed another crocodile that had been in its pool

The crocodile will be evacuated to a wildlife rescue center in Bitung district where tests will be carried out on its stomach.

Police said they were trying to trace the owner of the crocodile after the incident. He is believed to be a Japanese businessman who opened the research facility.

They said he was not at the centre at the time of the incident.

Raswin Sirait, Tomohon Police Chief, said:

“We are still looking for the owner of the crocodile, besides that we have coordinated with the authorities in the area.

“I believe the owner must acknowledge this horrible incident. But we have neither seen him nor know where he is.

“We also need to know if he is legally permitted to own crocodiles and other expensive aquatics in his company. If there is no permit, he will be detained.”


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198 Comments

  1. This can only happen abroad, a wild animal is a wild animal no matter the name you call it. Too bad for her. Rest in peace Ms. Deasy

  2. Why will you see such a deadly animal and you said you are feeding it
    Have you seen what you caused yourself?

  3. What a sad way to die, i believe enough security measures wasnt put in place to guard the crocodile from encroaching . Rip to the dead

  4. Deadly animal like crocodile should be properly barricaded to prevent such incident. May her soul rest in peace.

  5. White people are too daring, they can do anything with wild animals and be Comfortable about it… .so unfortunate.
    .may her soul rest in peace

  6. This is rather unfortunate. In God’s kingdom tragedies like this will cease to occur.

  7. It’s so unfortunate.. It’s well. Me can’t work in this kind of place. Rest in peace. That crocodile needs to be starved to be thought a lesson

  8. The crocodile should be kill immediately after that incidents happen no need for further investigation

  9. She had taken more precautionary measures. But knowing oyibo people…..they can be very daring with animals!

  10. This can only happen outside the country not in naira. Rest in peace. The whites too like to play with fire

  11. You people should continue to be playing with fire, its you people that called it wild animals still the same you people will come and try to make to become domeatic

  12. It’s so sad, all the scientists taking care of these wildlife has to be very careful. Animal is Animal.

  13. This is what happens when people think they control how people or Animal feels, I could someone think of showing love to such a deadly animal by going close to it? May the good lord rest your soul though

  14. Should we call this kindness or madness because I don’t know the reason why you will keep a wild animal

  15. This is very bad for the crocodile. Nobody will want to feed it after this incident.
    As for the owner, he needs to compensate her family handsomely.

  16. May her soul rest in perfect peace. But it can only happen overseas. How can you be feeding a crocodile

  17. Nawaaa ooooo all this things can only happen in outside the country not in Nigeria
    I haven’t even seen crocodile with my eyes talk more if touching it
    Rest in peace dear

  18. If you are trying to tame an animal a day will come that the animal will show you that it is an animal like the name implied. It’s unfortunate that Ms deasy lost her life may her soul rest in peace.

  19. What a loss, this is really bad… The crocodile deserves to be killed before it kills another person

  20. The things white people do sometimes amaze. A crocodile is a wild animal, something that a Nigerian will see and kill or run away, you went and be feeding it. Rest in peace

  21. That is the problem white man and women have they forget that animals and human being can never be DSM no matter how u train it that’s why if u call someone animal this is his behavior pretty Lady like is now a weast why some guys they die for her matter

  22. That is the problem white man and women have they forget that animals and human being can never be DSM no matter how u train it that’s why if u call someone animal this is his behavior pretty Lady like is now a weast why some guys they die for her

  23. I don’t advise caring for wild animals because they can be of her. Why not care for the domestic animals that are used to humans. So sorry for her.

  24. This is so horrible, a wild animal is a wild animal no matter the name you call it. Too bad for her. Rest in peace Ms. Deasy

  25. This white people with their wild lifestyle. There is no animal they will not use as pet, even wide animals. Too bad for her. R.I.P

  26. I wonder how they are risking their life trying to rear such terrible animals take action before such things happen again please

  27. How can a human being be feeding a crocodile for crying out loud that animal is a wild animal whether u tamed it ,it still remain that wild animal.it feeds on fresh things.Rip to the scientist

  28. Poor Ms Deasy.. should wouldn’t have gone too close na..you love animals but always take caution of the wild ones.may her soul rest in peace

  29. How would you see a wild animal and the next thing for you is too be feeding it…it’s kind of strange…wild animal is different from domestic animal…

  30. Rest in peace Ms Deasy. Let’s all always take cautious with wild animals. It can only happen with the whites though.

  31. This cannot happen in this country….. After eating a human being its been taking to test if she ate the flesh, what sort of animal world is that…. The crocodile must have been dead by now if it was in this country…. May her soul rest in peace

  32. RIP to her. Who knows the next person to be eaten if nothing is done about the deadly animal. Make them know say that kind tin nah kill and chop

  33. Rest in peace ma
    You guys should ensure that this doesn’t happen again
    By any means necessary

  34. This can happen outside the country not Nigeria, we kill the crocodile. may God show are mercy and her soul rest in peace

  35. Chai!!! People get mind oooo
    Feeding crocodile??? Human being for that matter…..! When its not domestic animal …nawa ooooo!!!

  36. Rip. A Deadly animal is a deadly animal. Nothing has changed its nature weather the sweet name or food given to it. It will kill you run from it.

  37. It so sad to hear this can never happen in Nigeria how can I feeds crocodile even if I like animals that doesn’t mean I should feed them what’s the owner doing huh white people sha may her soul rest in peace

  38. This is really a sad one. But in all, May her soul rest in peace.
    I think it is high time we start seeing wild animal as wild animal and try to distant our selves from it

  39. This is rather unfortunate. Animal of this nature should be tamed well to avoid such incudent in future. Rest in peace scientist

  40. So sadden,,but to be frank ,,white people are so daring,,can u c what ur daring attitude caused u now,this will be a lesson to others

  41. Sorry oo y does bad things happen to quiet people like this wild animal will always be wild animal

  42. That crocodile needs to be starved to be thought a lesson. Make them know say that kind tin nah kill and chop

  43. So unfortunate, she died in the line of duty. They should try and take cautious action in order to avoid such occurrences

  44. This can only happen in abroad, who have that kind time in Africa, the crocodile would have been eaten since when it was caught, who have the time to be keeping crocodiles, may her soul rest in perfect peace

  45. So sorry to hear this. Wood life conservations need adequate secured environment so as to avoid incident like this.

  46. Was she too close to the animal,not knowing that is a harmful and dangerous animal.is a pitty!! May her soul rest in peace.

  47. White people with should I say pet, how can somebody keep a crocodile in a company environment ? in the name of love for animals, a wild animal is a wild animal.

  48. Lol This woman does not have sense at all. dont mess around with wild animal. They can not be controlled that is why they are wild. Black people don’t discover shit.

  49. How can a woman with her right sense be playing with crocodile. See what she has caused her self

  50. I don’t understand these white people she should have noticed this one is a wild animal and should have done something about it see what it cost her sorry may her soul rest in peace

  51. OMG all this oyibo people sef they can take unnecessary risks treating a wild animal like a pet.

  52. Oh my God how can this hapened? well that is fate for her!!! May her soul rest in peace. Amen and amen

  53. Me can’t work in this kind of place. Rest in peace. That crocodile needs to be starved to be thought a lesson

  54. So bad she was killed by the same crocodile she goes to feed, animals are indeed animals, may her soul rest in peace

  55. That crocodile should not live at all. A pretty girl gone in this way. All these scientists should be at alert when dealing with these dangerous animals.

  56. Mmm
    So sad but this people can be so funny. How can you be playing with fire and don’t expect it to burn you?

  57. Nobody will want to feed it after this incident.
    As for the owner, he needs to compensate her family handsomely.

  58. Sorry deasy, may ur soul rest in peace, may God console ur loved ones, u shld av gone Dat close to it, crocodile isn’t a pet

  59. This can only happen in the white ppls country. Here we kill & eat any animal at sight. Even dogs wen it want to look wild,we chop am.

  60. Why is the report of the animal been aggressive not touched since it is now it has claimed a human life

  61. Oyibo and animals, how can you feed a huge crocodile with a chunk of meat? You will insight it to aim for more Na. Rest in peace scientist.

  62. Heyeah
    Such a loss of life!
    This is why wild animals should not be kept as a domestic ones, no matter as long they were kept, they would still gone wild.

  63. Crocodile area should be fenced with barb wire both the top nd side ways to a avoid this reoccurrence.
    RIP to the dead.

  64. Oyinbo and their palava… Shey crocodile na house animal??? Well, may God console her families

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