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Man Sleeps While Crocodile Hides Under His Bed

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(Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

(Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

We all had that fear as children that there was a monster hiding under our beds. We were afraid to put our feet down right beside the bed in case the monster would reach out and grab us. One man is counting himself lucky after sleeping an entire night while an 8-foot crocodile hid underneath his bed.

When Guy Whittall laid his head on his pillow to fall asleep, he had no idea that a crocodile was underneath his bed. It wasn’t until a maid cleaning his room at the Humani Ranch in Zimbabwe screamed did anyone know that the crocodile was even in the room, according to Huff Post.

Whittall, a former cricket player who currently works a director of the family-owned lodge, says, “The really disconcerting thing about the whole episode is the fact that I was sitting on the edge of the bed that morning, barefoot and just centimeters away from the croc.”

The 330-pound, 8-foot-long uninvited guest was wrangled by animal control workers and taken back into the wild. The croc is believed to have come from the Turgwe River which lies more than a mile away from the ranch.

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