Man Wakes to Find Most Terrifying Uninvited Guest Under His Hotel Bed (VIDEO)


crocodile under bedI don't know about you, but when I check into a hotel the first thing I do is check the closets and under the beds. I've never found anything of interest, but I bet Guy Whittall sure wishes he had checked, because what was hiding under his bed was the stuff of nightmares -- a live, eight-foot crocodile.

Yes, you read that right -- a live crocodile with a mouth full of teeth and a bad temper. It happened in Zimbabwe at the Humani Lodge, and the craziest part of the story is that Whittall didn't even know he had a guest all night long. So there Whittall slept, right on top of the ferocious beast.

He told the New Zimbabwe:

The really disconcerting thing about the whole episode is the fact that I was sitting on the edge of the bed that morning, bare foot and just centimeters away from the croc.

Whittall might never have noticed the croc had a housekeeper not come in the next morning and started screaming.

Living in Florida with a healthy fear of gators and crocs, this is the stuff of my nightmares ... or will be after reading this. He's one lucky guy that that croc was so calm and didn't go looking for a late night snack.

Fortunately, employees were able to "rope and haul" the crocodile back out in the wilderness, but wow. If you've ever told your children there's no chance of monsters hiding under their beds, you may want to rethink that.

Do you check under your bed each night? Will you now?


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Erin Johnsen

Julie, you are so right! The first thing I do when I check in a room (especially alone while on business travel), is whip the comforter up and check under the beds! Actually, I open the closet first to put my suitcase in there, then check the beds. I've never been to FL, but if or when I do go, alligators are my worst fear!! We have coyotes here, that's about it.

nonmember avatar phyloice emisik

That was a real scare.i have never imagined it happening to me because whenever i am told i might hav one even a nice one between the sheets i always dismiss thats a lesson learnt.i wouldnt like that sort of scare

nonmember avatar nwaiku kingsley

It gives me an idea to check very well when lodging in a hotel. Most people may not understand or absorb it that it is true of such. And how can a keeper of such should chose a hotel room for that. Does he owns it or just to lodge for a time? People working there should be checking very well before before customers check out.

laran... laranadtony

I would have found crap in my pants too...


Jilectan Jilectan

Only one of our beds has an under for anything to get into and I have to check that at night to make sure the cat isn't under there. She bugs my son at night if she's in his room.

I'm glad I don't live in an area with animals like that, though. Scary!

Precious McPhaul

my ex's parents r dirty so if u go to any hotel they've gone to you'll probably find the bedbugs under the bed that they have left behind over the years lol yes YEARS

nonmember avatar Tiffany

how did it get there?

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