At least when this crocodile got fat, other people got lucky.


Maybe crocodiles taste like chicken because theyre full of them. (via 9 News)

Worshippers at the Hazrat Kahn Jahan Ali shrine in Bangladesh fed this obese crocodile chickens and goats believing that the act would would bring them good luck. But, as Bangladesh's economic climate became more and more unstable, more and more people went looking for ways to improve their fortune, so more and more people came to feed the croc. This resulted in more and more of the crocodile.

'We were aware of the problem but were not sure what to do about it," the reptile's keeper told Metro. "The legend is that anybody who feeds the hunger of the crocodiles will have their hearts desire fulfilled."

"Usually it was just a chicken, but more recently people have been offering even more, including goats, believing that big sacrifices meant more chance of a wish being granted."


Tipping the scales. Get it? Poor guy. (via 9 News)

To make matters worse, there used to be 4 crocodiles doling out the good fortune, but three of them died from overeating, causing all of the food to go to the last one. It was just too much for him.

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The average life span of a crocodile is usually 70-100 years, so this corpulent croc had a good run. Well, maybe not. Let's call it a good waddle.

Sources: Metro | 9 News