Thursday, March 15, 2007


I was wondering if this is really a true story after I watched it, so I started to do a little research on this crocodile named Gustave. Finally, I found it on National Geographic as well as BCC which I've posted below...

By Christophe Nkurunziza
BBC, Bujumbura
Friday, 29 November, 2002, 13:27 GMT

Burundi's not so gentle giant

Gustave is being feted in Burundi as possibly Africa's largest crocodile. Some are even saying he could be one of the world's biggest fresh water crocodiles.

The reptile, people are guessing could be as long as six metres and as heavy as a tonne, which, even allowing for exaggeration, would have him rivalling some of the largest saltwater crocodiles recorded.

He lives on a river island near Lake Tanganyika, in Burundi, and was given his name by Patrice Faye, a Frenchman who has lived in Burundi for about 20 years and has a keen interest in animals.

Mr Faye, who has been studying Gustave for several years, speaks about him with some fear.

A killer

"He is enormous. He is three times as big as the other crocodiles in Burundi. He is not very fast and cannot feed on what other crocodiles in Burundi eat - fish and small mammals. He attacks slow prey which are easy to capture."

The crocodile is greatly feared by local bathers and fishermen.

"Gustave is very dangerous when he gets out of the Ruzizi River to mate with females.

"He travels all the way to the areas of Rumonge and Minago and eats fishermen and bathers en route," Mr Faye says.

"He can eat 10, 15 or 20 people along the bank."

"One year, I followed the path he took on one of his forays and 17 people had been eaten between Kanyosha and Minago, and Kabezi and Magara."

However, Gustave spends most of his days near his island.

According to local people many have tried to kill him and failed.

Animal conservation agencies are saying he should be protected and Mr Faye agrees saying killing him should be "out of the question".

"It would be a great shame as he is a phenomenon we want to study scientifically."

However, catching Gustave has proved difficult so far.

"I have made a trap to try to catch him: 10 metres long, two metres wide and 1.50 metres high. It is gigantic, 40 men were needed to transport it," Mr Faye says.

"We placed it into the Ruzizi, put bait inside and spent the whole night in the river with cameras.

"But it was a total failure. The crocodile was parading outside the cage, teasing us, and we were unable to catch it.

"We wanted to catch it to make a report which will be shown around the world and make Gustave and Burundi famous," he said.

But for now Burundi's killer crocodile remains free.

There's something which I must say to the GSC Management (Gurney Plaza) "YOUR SOUND SYSTEM SUCKS TO THE MAX and SO DO YOUR SCREENS & STAFFS" (but not all staffs). Is it really so hard to maintain the sound systems and everything inside the cinemas? or the management can't afford to do so?!

Another one thing that really annoyed me and I must voice it out here is WHY DO PEOPLE LIKE TO TALK WHEN WATCHING MOVIE?! As you know, all the kids in primary and secondary schools are now having 1 week holiday. That causes cinemas full with kids and partially of them are not being MATURE enough to control their behaviors in cinemas (I'm not talking about you).
There were this "young boy" who's about form 5 sitting next to me, on my right side was crapping throughout the show, his elbow kept on hitting me on my body. I was like wth! Is the chair really that small or is it you really that fat *grumpy* I don't dare to tell my boi during that time cause I know he will surely scold that "young boy" which I don't want it to happen. There's something GAY about this "young boy" which I cannot take. He likes to say "EEE" so loudly whenever he saw the crocodile attacking human *bang myself on the wall and spilt blood*

Other than that, there's another few more "young boys" at the back giving so called COMMENTS like they're the GRAMMY-AWARDS WINNING DIRECTORS when others are enjoying the movie. My boi did ask them to hush but still they continued talking like nobody's business. I'm not saying it's a CRIME or GUILTY to talk in the cinema but at least you can WHISPER !!! It's not so hard I guess, I tried to comfort and calm my boi down at that time cause his volcano was about to errupt, LoL *muackz* *sayang*

Even parents don't give a damn on their kid's attitude!!! There were 2 kids in front of us talkin' so loud & my boi was trying to hint 'em by knocking 3 times on the back of their seats. Guess what happened next? The mother turned 'round & starred at my boi, LoL... what a good way to teach your kids. If that's my mom, she would've starred at me instead of starring at others =P strict mommy...

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