Using a lethal combination of magic and skill, a village witch-doctor in eastern Malaysia helped kill a crocodile that fatally attacked a fisherman, a newspaper reported Tuesday.
Nyalih ak Nengalie, medicine man in the village of Sri Aman, put a spell on the dead fisherman's dog and then set the animal out as bait, the Star daily said.The reptile was captured by villagers when it came to eat the dog. They then quickly hacked the crocodile into several pieces to be cooked and served at a feast in the village, located in remote Sarawak state on the island of Borneo.
The 20-foot-long crocodile attacked the 27-year-old fisherman June 15 while he was mooring his boat to a pier on a lake.
Villagers sought help from the magician after they failed to kill the crocodile with bullets.