One man’s death led to the slaughter of nearly 300 crocodiles in West Papua, Indonesia. According to multiple sources, a local man was killed on July 13 by one crocodile, and the villagers proceeded to slaughter hundreds of captive crocodiles in retaliation on Saturday, following the victim’s funeral.
The captive crocodiles
As reported by the Guardian, the reptiles were held on a licensed breeding farm which was supposed to preserve and protect saltwater and New Guinea crocodiles. USA Today reports that the 48-year-old man who was killed had entered an area near the crocodiles’ breeding pond. It is believed that he was gathering grass for his own livestock.
The violent retaliation
The angry villagers who launched the deadly attack were armed with knives, hammers and clubs. TIME has reported that the local authorities were unable to stop the hundreds of people who were participating in the bloody slaughter.
Video of the violent mob shows the horrific scene which unfolded on July 14.
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