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Zimbabwean Man Survives Deadly Attack By 4 Crocodiles & Kills One Of Them (Pics) by ogbiwa: 7:34pm On Mar 31
A man who managed to fight off four crocodiles after he fell into a pond at a sewage farm in Zimbabwe believes he may have killed one of them.

Alexander Chimedza, from Nyamunga in Kariba, was trying to collect worms to use as fishing bait and, as he put his hand into a clump of weeds to look for some, he was grabbed by a waiting croc.

"The crocodiles must have been waiting for me because the moment I just touched the weeds, I was attacked,” he said.

“First, one of them tried to grab my left hand, but I instinctively dodged, but another one grabbed my right hand."

Alexander was pulled into the murky water, where one of the crocodiles tried to kill him with the notorious “death roll” manoeuvre.

"I realised that my hand would break if I resisted,” he told All Africa,

“So, I allowed my hand to go in the direction it turned."

A third beast latched onto Alexander’s thigh and a fourth croc joined in the feeding frenzy, biting his ankle and destroying his achilles tendon.

Luckily some of Alexander’s fishing buddies were nearby and they tried to help out, pelting the crocodiles with rocks.

Meanwhile, Alexander was trying to get his hand into one of the crocodiles’ throats. Crocodiles have a “palatal valve” that prevents water from flooding their stomachs when they dive.

While experts recommend going for the croc’s eyes if you are bitten, an attack on the palatal valve is an effective last resort.

"As I thrust my hand into the crocodile's mouth, some of the stones that were being thrown from outside must have hit the crocodile," Alexander said.

"That, coupled with the large volumes of water that flowed into its mouth must have led to its death because it let me go and I saw it seeming lifeless afterward."

After he had managed to shrug off the crocodile that had hold of his arm, Alexander made his way closer to the bank where his mates were able to pull him to safety.

By a lucky coincidence, an ambulance was passing by and the group managed to flag it down so Alexander could be taken to Mutenderi Hospital, just across the Zambian border.

He underwent emergency surgery, having five metal plates inserted into his body to help knit his broken bones. Most of them will be removed once the bones are healed but one, a platinum plate in his shoulder, will be a permanent reminder of his lucky escape.

He had numerous other procedures during his 40-day hospital stay, including extensive reconstructive surgery on his achilles tendon.

Alexander has now returned home, where his wife Primrose is looking after him while he tries to regain his mobility.

Very few people will be able to boast that they were set upon by four crocodiles and survive, and to successfully fight one to the death is a rare and possibly unique achievement.

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Re: Zimbabwean Man Survives Deadly Attack By 4 Crocodiles & Kills One Of Them (Pics) by Hisbah21(m): 7:45pm On Mar 31
hardluck to him

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Re: Zimbabwean Man Survives Deadly Attack By 4 Crocodiles & Kills One Of Them (Pics) by illicit(m): 7:48pm On Mar 31
Wow

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Re: Zimbabwean Man Survives Deadly Attack By 4 Crocodiles & Kills One Of Them (Pics) by Mrkumareze(m): 8:01pm On Mar 31
Second chance tongue

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Re: Zimbabwean Man Survives Deadly Attack By 4 Crocodiles & Kills One Of Them (Pics) by Oblongata: 8:21pm On Mar 31
Hello Mr Crocodile… please can you kindly show me your palatal valve so that I can kill you?

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Re: Zimbabwean Man Survives Deadly Attack By 4 Crocodiles & Kills One Of Them (Pics) by Nobody: 8:42pm On Mar 31
the bites of a crocodile are usually very severe it can crush a bone within a split second, thank God for his life.

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Re: Zimbabwean Man Survives Deadly Attack By 4 Crocodiles & Kills One Of Them (Pics) by NwaNimo1(m): 10:09pm On Mar 31
If this malnourished man did as described.....

[img]https:///media/3-30-2022/-z2-h2.gif[/img]

....Tinubu can fight five!

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Re: Zimbabwean Man Survives Deadly Attack By 4 Crocodiles & Kills One Of Them (Pics) by GooodHardDick: 10:10pm On Mar 31
Fight 4 crocodiles? And killed one? How's that possible? Abi na small crocodiles he fight with? angry

Zimbabwe and Kenyans are always known for weird news like this.

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Re: Zimbabwean Man Survives Deadly Attack By 4 Crocodiles & Kills One Of Them (Pics) by LagBlogger(m): 10:10pm On Mar 31
I killed 2 crocodiles during my nysc. It is very possible.

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Re: Zimbabwean Man Survives Deadly Attack By 4 Crocodiles & Kills One Of Them (Pics) by NaijaMutant(f): 10:10pm On Mar 31
Not all heroes wear capes cool

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Re: Zimbabwean Man Survives Deadly Attack By 4 Crocodiles & Kills One Of Them (Pics) by Bettapikin(m): 10:10pm On Mar 31
nah God safe this dude o.. awhole 4 crocodile..
well if it's Nigeria I'm sure after the Battle his buddie would have killed the remaining three and make a good roasted meat out of it and post it on nairaland.

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Re: Zimbabwean Man Survives Deadly Attack By 4 Crocodiles & Kills One Of Them (Pics) by sirjoggy(m): 10:10pm On Mar 31
You are a lucky guy

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Re: Zimbabwean Man Survives Deadly Attack By 4 Crocodiles & Kills One Of Them (Pics) by Sonnobax15(m): 10:10pm On Mar 31
lipsrsealed
He should count himself lucky.....

But let him be told that there's certainly one specie of crocodile here on earth that he can't survive....I mean the "SPREAD-LEG-AND-PISS" gender lipsrsealed

That gender wey fit kill samson for Bible wey kill lion....Fear that gender..

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Re: Zimbabwean Man Survives Deadly Attack By 4 Crocodiles & Kills One Of Them (Pics) by merits(m): 10:11pm On Mar 31

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Re: Zimbabwean Man Survives Deadly Attack By 4 Crocodiles & Kills One Of Them (Pics) by IKBARUTEN11(m): 10:11pm On Mar 31
What God cannot do does not exist

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Re: Zimbabwean Man Survives Deadly Attack By 4 Crocodiles & Kills One Of Them (Pics) by tillaman(m): 10:11pm On Mar 31
angry

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Re: Zimbabwean Man Survives Deadly Attack By 4 Crocodiles & Kills One Of Them (Pics) by CoronaVirusPro: 10:11pm On Mar 31
He didn't cross his fingers.

If he did, the crocodile wont bite him.

Its a secret of nature. Crocodile would never eat a human with two of his left fingers crossed

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Re: Zimbabwean Man Survives Deadly Attack By 4 Crocodiles & Kills One Of Them (Pics) by olatade(m): 10:11pm On Mar 31
He's one lucky bastard

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Re: Zimbabwean Man Survives Deadly Attack By 4 Crocodiles & Kills One Of Them (Pics) by Melovar: 10:12pm On Mar 31
The power of andrenaline grin

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Re: Zimbabwean Man Survives Deadly Attack By 4 Crocodiles & Kills One Of Them (Pics) by updatechange(m): 10:12pm On Mar 31
When it's not your time to die yet...

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Re: Zimbabwean Man Survives Deadly Attack By 4 Crocodiles & Kills One Of Them (Pics) by tremilatre(m): 10:13pm On Mar 31
ArchiLimited:
Note to self: when fighting a crocodile, grab it's palatal valve so that it will drown to death...

Second note to self: abi something is wrong with me? Fight crocodile, are we neighbors?

grin grin grin grin grin this your monologue is interesting o cheesy

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Re: Zimbabwean Man Survives Deadly Attack By 4 Crocodiles & Kills One Of Them (Pics) by BUSHHUNTER: 10:13pm On Mar 31
Re: Zimbabwean Man Survives Deadly Attack By 4 Crocodiles & Kills One Of Them (Pics) by Golan007: 10:14pm On Mar 31
Unlucky but lucky.

You deserve a chieftaincy title bro

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Re: Zimbabwean Man Survives Deadly Attack By 4 Crocodiles & Kills One Of Them (Pics) by omoteacher(m): 10:14pm On Mar 31
shocked


Sewage pond shocked shocked shocked. They need to flush his

entire body systems too.

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Re: Zimbabwean Man Survives Deadly Attack By 4 Crocodiles & Kills One Of Them (Pics) by dfrost: 10:15pm On Mar 31
shocked
Re: Zimbabwean Man Survives Deadly Attack By 4 Crocodiles & Kills One Of Them (Pics) by Offpoint1: 10:15pm On Mar 31
A literal definition of a "real nigga"

In the quest to seek our daily bread, may we not become a daily bread to other daily bread seekers... Amen

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Re: Zimbabwean Man Survives Deadly Attack By 4 Crocodiles & Kills One Of Them (Pics) by richie240: 10:15pm On Mar 31
By a lucky coincidence, an ambulance was passing by and the group managed to flag it down so Alexander could be taken to Mutenderi Hospital, just across the Zambian border.
when its not ur time all d elements -both living and otherwise- will align with you, confirm!
cool

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Re: Zimbabwean Man Survives Deadly Attack By 4 Crocodiles & Kills One Of Them (Pics) by spydera: 10:15pm On Mar 31
Aqua man vs the crocs... Lol
ThankGod for his life

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