Giant saltwater crocodile found on Asante-Mampong streets [Photos]

The crocodile making its way back into the lake

A group of unsuspecting residents were horrified to discover a massive saltwater crocodile — after it emerged from the popular Tadie Lake at Asante-Mampong in the Ashanti region of Ghana.

The gang made the discovery Wednesday night in what has been dubbed a very ‘weird find’.

Mystery, however, surrounds the about 8-foot-long reptile after it suddenly disappeared —as it crawled with its limbs into a marshy area, close to the lake.

Social media users have been reading various meanings into the development, with many assuming there might be a signal from the deities.

Residents, however, fear these animals could be making their way into occupied environments, especially in the rainy season because for many years, their habitats have been badly destroyed.

A resident Kwasi Oppong said: “The Tadie Lake, which served as a major source of drinking water, has been badly polluted and so it is not surprising to see such animals seeking refuge in our homes since they are now facing extinction”.

“People have been dislodging solid and liquid waste here so what do you expect?”, another visibly angry resident quizzed on Facebook.

It is, however, gathered that opinion leaders will be visiting the site to perform some rituals to avert what they describe as an “impending calamity” that may occur in the coming days.

By J. Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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