THE BODY of a fisherman who was hijacked by pirates and reportedly threw overboard has been discovered being devoured by a 10ft crocodile.
Elias Araujo disappeared after reportedly being attacked by over seven pirates, sparking a mass seek for him within the Amazon.
Fisherman Elias Araujo disappeared on October 16 after he was hijacked by pirates[/caption]
His physique was discovered being eaten by a terrifying 10ft black caiman within the Amazon[/caption]
It’s unclear whether or not the attackers murdered Elias and threw his physique within the water or whether or not he was attacked by the reptile whereas fleeing.
The fisherman had been lacking since October 16 earlier than terrified locals tragically discovered him being consumed by a black caiman on the river banks.
They noticed the large croc, that was over 10ft lengthy, consuming his stays alongside the Rio Negro (Black River) throughout its course via the municipality of Novo Airao within the Brazilian state of Amazonas.
Native police chief Renato Simoes, confirmed that Elias’ physique had been discovered, in response to native stories.
He was reportedly attacked by a number of so-called “river pirates” whereas out on the waters along with his pal Roberto Jos on Friday.
Roberto Jose managed to flee right into a forested space and was discovered alive the next day, native information outlet Portal Tucuma reported.
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He was mentioned to have been “terrified” and “in a state of shock” when he was found, earlier than being taken to the Regional Hospital of Novo Airao and was discharged two days later.
The hearth division started a seek for Elias together with involved locals who ultimately got here throughout his eaten corpse.
The black caiman – one of many largest crocs to roam the earth – was captured and killed, earlier than being opened up in hopes they might retrieve among the fisherman’s stays.
The crocodile species have enamel which can be designed to seize however not chew its prey, which means they often attempt to drown or crush their goal earlier than swallowing it.
When consuming massive spoils, they usually retailer its flesh in order that it rots sufficient for them to take bites out of it.
Elias’ salvaged physique components are being despatched to the Coroner’s Workplace within the state capital, Manaus, to be analysed.
Police are presently investigating the circumstances of the fisherman’s disappearance.
Locals opened up the croc in a bid to retrieve Elias’ stays[/caption]
Black caimans are one of many largest croc species to roam the earth[/caption]