The captured crocodile is believed to be the one that attacked and killed 47-year-old Benque resident Carl Diaz, a fisherman and father of five kids. The croc was captured in a Lord’s Bank pond on the outskirts of Belize City earlier this week.
Vince Rose of ACES told the media: “This is the croc; – it’s pretty aggressive. I got into the water, and it charged me, so I am pretty sure that this is the croc.”
Said Rose: “He measured out at almost 11 feet. He is missing about a foot and a half of his tail. He probably weighs 500 pounds, maybe 550, he is probably underweight by 100 pounds. He is probably about anywhere from 45 – 55 years old. They don’t get this big for being stupid, they get this big being smart and hiding from people. He did his job, he hid really well.”
The crocodile was later killed by the Belize Department of Forestry. A search is on for a second crocodile that attacked two people on Tuesday.