Zimbabwe Man Finds 8-Foot Crocodile Hiding Beneath His Bed

The unwelcome guest wasn't discovered until morning

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Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls, Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus)

It turns out there are monsters under the bed, after all.

An 8-foot crocodile recently took up residency at the Humani Ranch in Zimbabwe, where it sought shelter underneath an already occupied bed.

Unbeknownst to the man in the bed, 40-year-old Guy Whittall, the crocodile nestled itself just below him for more than eight hours. Whittall, who is a director of the family-owned lodge, only discovered his home invader when he went to the kitchen and heard a housemaid scream.

An animal control team arrived on the scene to help capture the estimated 330-pound creature, roping and dragging it out of hiding. Whittall believes the crocodile hails from the Turgwe River, more than a mile from the lodge.

The crocodile was released back into Humani’s Chigwidi Dam.

[The Independent]