Scientist Eaten Alive By Crocodile She Was Feeding

Scientist Eaten Alive By Crocodile She Was Feeding

A scientist has been eaten alive by a crocodile which attacked her while she fed it, according to reports.

The woman, named as Deasy Tuwo, is said to have been dragged into the reptile's enclosure after it leapt up an 8ft-high concrete wall to grab her.

The 17ft-long predator - called Merry - was being kept at the CV Yosiki Laboratory on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

Horrified staff were reported to have found Ms Tuwo, 44, still in the animal's jaws and struggled to free her remains as it thrashed around.

Police say they are now trying to trace the crocodile's owner, described as a Japanese businessman who opened the research facility.

According to the Daily Mirror, Tomohon police chief Raswin Sirait said: "The owner must acknowledge this horrible incident.

"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 aquatics in his company."

Officials have since taken the crocodile to a wildlife rescue facility to conduct medical tests.

Sky News

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