A scientist has been eaten by a 17ft long crocodile after it dragged her into its enclosure.
The deceased Deasy Tuwo, 44, on Friday, was spotted feeding the crocodile, named Merry, lumps of meat last in North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
The reptile, however, stood on it’s hind legs and leapt an 8ft high concrete wall to pull the researcher into the shallow water.
The facility’s staff were left shocked when they made the grim discovery at around 8.45am after they noticed a “strange shape” in the water.
The crocodile was found with Deasy’s savaged body in its jaw, it had ripped off Deasy’s left arm and mutilated her upper torso.
Rescue workers battled to retrieve Deasy’s body from the croc, which thrashed violently every time they tried to approach it.
Deasy was described as a “quiet person” who loved animals.
Former Colleague Merry Supit said:
“She was the head of the lab. A quiet person. We’re confused about how this has happened.
“The crocodile eats chicken, tuna and meat. Everything must be fresh, he doesn’t want to eat if it’s frozen or has died a few days”