Sydney: A photograph showing an enormous crocodile caught in a popular fishing spot has been terrifying viewers from Australia to the UK and Africa.
The photo was posted on Facebook with warnings that people should avoid waters where the monster reptile was caught – but few clues to the actual location.
A woman in the UK posted the photo, which left thousands of people desperately trying to work out where the massive creature has come from.
In the photo three men can be seen standing on each other’s shoulders to show just how big the crocodile is as it hangs from a tree.
Three men stand on each other’s shoulders to show the length of the monster crocodile hanging from a tree
‘Now when they say don’t fish waste (sic) deep please LISTEN people this is a proper FLAT DOG,’ Lynsey Clayton Saudan, who uploaded the photo, commented on her Facebook page.
The image has now been shared more than 12,000 with many croc crusaders believing that the photograph could have been taken in the Northern Territory or Far North Queensland.
However, the original post gives away a few clues that the animal’s origin may well be much further away.
Ms Saunders is described as a ‘fulltime mum’ on her Facebook profile who is originally from Bulawayo in Zimbabwe, but now lives in Southampton in the UK.
Lynsey Clayton Saudan from the UK, but who is originally from Bulawayo in Zimbabwe, posted the picture on her Facebook page
The term ‘flat dog’ that she uses to describe the crocodile in the post is also Zimbabwean slang for crocodile. This was proof enough for some people that the animal was caught in Africa and that the picture was taken there.
But until Ms Clayton Saudan actually clarifies the location, arguments about where it was found will rage on. Social media is buzzing about where the huge creature could have come from.