Scientist grabbed, killed by 17-foot crocodile she was feeding

A scientist in Indonesia who was feeding a crocodile died after it jumped up an eight-foot wall and pulled her into its enclosure, according to The Sun.

The scientist, Deasy Tuwo, who was 44, was found by co-workers later after they noticed something odd in the water on Friday. The 17-foot-long crocodile, named Merry, still had Tuwo’s body in its jaws, the newspaper said.

Raswin Sirait, Tomohon Police Chief, said: “We are still looking for the owner of the crocodile, besides that we have coordinated with the authorities in the area. I believe the owner must acknowledge this horrible incident.”

“We also need to know if he is legally permitted to own crocodiles and other expensive aquatics in his company,” the chief added. “If there is no permit, he will be detained.”