Deadly friendship of a man with a crocodile
This amazing and rare story happened in the smallest country in Central America - Costa Rica. The usual fisherman Gilberto Shedden has an unusual, but very devoted friend - the crocodile. Though it is difficult to imagine a friendship between a man and a reptile, but the Costa Rican proved that it is quite real.
One day, more than 20 years ago, a fisherman, nicknamed Chito, met a hungry and half-dead crocodile on the banks of the River Parismin. The kind-hearted fisherman could not leave the reptile to certain death, and took him to his home. U Pocho, as Chito called him, left his eye injured, and his weight was only 60 kg. For 6 months, Gelberto fought for the life of a crocodile: he treated and fattened him with birds and fish. I fumbled with him day and night. And now, the moment came when Pocho was ready for a free life. Chito released a crocodile into the river, not far from his home. But during this time, Pocho became so attached to the fisherman that he crawled out of the river and followed him.And Gilberto realized that now they will forever remain friends.
He regularly visited his pet, fed and played with him. For the first time, seeing this picture, friends were frightened, but then they began to persuade the fisherman to show his games in front of the audience.
And now, for 4 years, Chito gathers crowds of tourists around him, who, having paid $ 5, are happy to watch the dangerous game. A fisherman, without the slightest fear, embraces, turns over, feeds, and even kisses a 5-meter-long crocodile, by the way, his peer (Cheto 52, and Pocho, 50 years old). So, now they are not only friends, but also business partners.