A 44-year-old scientist has been eaten alive by a 17ft long crocodile after being dragged into its enclosure while she fed it.
Deasy Tuwo was giving the crocodile, named Merry, lumps of meat, last Friday, January 11, 2019, in North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
But the beast stood on its hind legs and leapt up an 8ft high concrete wall to pull the researcher into the shallow water.
Horrified staff at the facility, named CV Yosiki Laboratory, made the grim discovery at around 8.45am when they noticed a ”strange shape” in the water.
They then saw the crocodile – which had previously killed another croc that shared its pool – laying on the ground with Deasy’s savaged body in its jaws. The reptile had ripped off Deasy’s left arm and mutilated her upper torso. Rescue workers battled to retrieve Deasy’s body from the croc, which thrashed violently every time they tried to fish the corpse from the water.
Merry was captured, this morning, January 14, and was pictured strapped to a flat-bed truck to be taken for medical tests to confirm that he had eaten the body parts.