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Oct 14, 2011

Crocodile caught in Faber’s Road neighborhood

The rains also brought excitement for the neighborhood at Faber’s Road when a crocodile was spotted in the area after midnight.  The croc, which is about eight feet long, slammed into a police vehicle. It was eventually captured by a brave resident. So what’s next for the reptile? News Five’s Jose Sanchez finds out.

Jose Sanchez, Reporting

The torrents from Thursday night washed away the dust of the dank city and in some neighborhoods replaced sandy potholes with mud and water.  And while the together weather drove many indoors, it also drove a crocodile onto Faber’s Road. At two a.m. residents found themselves mouth to jaw with this eight-foot croc.

Mr. Card

Mr. Card, Captured Faber’s Road Crocodile

“Two o’clock this morning I deh pan my verandah when my brethren come hail me and tell me wah animal deh pan di street deh—one di size of the one that I caught before. But when I reach pan di scene and thing now, ih mi di walk come from the green chiney up yonder. Ih walk come to the football field when about two or three police truck arrive on the scene and one of the police truck mi di look fi drive over ahn and ih jump up off ah ih four feet and slam into the police truck—look like ih damage wah part of the police truck and thing. So the police lef ah lone. They call in to find out if dehn wah shot and kill ahn, but dehn say dehn can’t shot or kill ahn so they left the scene. So I mi have to think about a solution for us to get ahn pan hold because ih coulda mi end up ina anybody yard and eat anybody dog or an infant, a kid or something because it very vicious bad dig. So I decide to get a stick and put it ina ih mouth and pass the rope over the stick and over ih head and get the rope lock pan eh head first.”

Sheffield Alfred Balthazar Brown

Sheffield Alfred Balthazar Brown, Captured Faber’s Road Crocodile

“The Chiney dehn want buy ahn and the zoo want ahn, but you know we dah ghetto youth and plus we di look fi make shoes and keep the head. But dehn bally couldn’t handle ahn cause like I tell you dah wah rough animal. Ih box me down and all earlier when the next media come bout because dah wah powerful animal. Even the police vehicle this thing di box up and thing you know. Lotta ah dehn deh around this place; run bout like that just like young puppy and this dah wah ma one di way I see it. The pa one still deh around and lot more babies—dehn deh around here common.”

Jose Sanchez

“What will you do with the crocodile? Conservationists will want you to hand it over or maybe like you said you are looking to make croc soup or croc shoes.”

Sheffield Alfred Balthazar Brown

“Weh di go on? We need fi eat and thing. If we get a money we wah sell it. This thing dah bout five hundred pounds. We di take four hundred for the lone meat fillet—this taste like steak. Make Dean Barrow know this dah wi new meal if we noh get off of this and get wah money fi this; and plus we di come see ahn same way. we wah big up the Prime Minister all the way. And I want Phillip Willoughby know dehn streets yah need fi fix cause dehn crocodile di swim all about when di water raise.”

Options such as a crocodile boots are always in style but residents are waiting for someone to exchange croc for cash. Reporting for News Five, Jose Sanchez.

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2 Responses for “Crocodile caught in Faber’s Road neighborhood”

  1. Earl Grey says:

    Phillip Willoughby…………….DID YOU HEAR THAT????

    FIX THE STREETS…..What part of that don’t you understand??????????????????


  2. Chitown says:

    This too will happen because of poor drainage planning and filling. The habitats of these reptiles are being changed and they are being displaced. They have been in Belize longer than any Belizean.

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