Villagers from Zananda area under Chief Nhema are now living in fear after a huge crocodile was found stashed in the bedroom hut at one of the villager’s homestead.
The huge reptile was discovered by Ms Josphine Marandure at around 10pm last Sunday as she got into the bedroom hut intending to sleep.
The shell-shocked Ms Marandure said she alerted other family members who then went and made a report at Donga Police Post.
“We reported the matter to the police and they then alerted officials from the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority who then came and captured the croc the following day,” she said.
Chief Nhema confirmed the incident which he said has left the whole village shell-shocked.
He said the huge reptile which did not harm anyone could have crawled out of a nearby Zananda Dam which was now full following some heavy rains in the area.
“We are still in a state of shock because we have not had such incidents before but we have been given some explanations by officials from Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority that such incidents happen especially when it is during the rainy season like this,” he said.