Indonesian villagers find human body parts in slain crocodile

Villagers discovered two human hands, a leg and a T-shirt inside a 500-kilogram (1,000-pound) crocodile they trapped and killed in eastern Indonesia, a media report said Wednesday.

The five-meter (five-yard) long reptile, suspected of eating a 59-year-old fisherman last seen a week ago near a river in East Nusa Tenggara province, was hacked open by residents after it got caught Monday in a nylon snare, The Jakarta Post said.

When the villagers got over the shock of finding human body parts inside its abdomen together with skull fragments, strands of hair and a pair of shorts they cut the beast into pieces and divided up the meat, reports AP.

It was unclear how many people the crocodile had eaten, but the paper said at least three have disappeared in recent months, all while fishing at the mouth of the Dusan II River.

The crocodile and at least two others believed to be still at large are also suspected of devouring dozens of cattle, pigs, goats and poultry.