Video: Did a shark really kill this crocodile?

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The severed head of a huge crocodile has been found washed up on a beach in South Africa, leading to speculation about how it may have died.

The video footage was taken by Neale and Brigitte Cary-Smith who made the gruesome discovery when they were walking their dogs along the beach at St. Lucia.

The video (see below) has led to some locals fearing that the unfortunate croc may have been attacked by a Great white shark. Other species of shark may have been responsible, but experts suggest that only a Great white would have had the ability to sever the head so cleanly.

Mr Cary-Smith estimated that the crocodile would have been around 3.5m in length and may have been set upon after swimming down river and into the sea.

Other possible culprits suggested are a hippo or poachers - although the head and jaws are considered to be the most valuable bits of a crocodile, so the couple say they think this is unlikely.

 

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