Quite funny...an ex Rhodesian mate told me of a fishing trip to the Zambesi ended in a dramatic scare. Young men in those days were rather daring, crazy and wild and one's mispent youth often resulted in bizare endings especially when large quanties of liquor were consumed as was in this case played a role. Extremely inebreated and bored with the fishing they decided to go for bigger things...to catch a crocodile which are plentiful in that section of the Zambesi River. They used a tow rope and tied a large butchers hook to one end and for bait an egyptian goose was shot and affixed.
They tossed it into the river, the one end tied to the stump of a tree and it did not take long before they got a bite. There were 4 or 5 of them and they eventually managed to haul in a seven foot croc after a grueling tug of war, the croc was eventually subdued and bound with rope and sacks bound around the unfortunates large mouth.
They carried it to their truck and put it on the back.
They left with it and on their way home dropped in a their local watering hole and continued their drinking spree...got drunk as skunks with the result they forgot about their victim until they got home took the ropes and sacks off and heaved into the swimming pool.
The next morning one of the bleary-eye culprits decided to have a reviving dip and being non compos mentis the night before found himself staring into the eyes of a rather upset crocodile....hahaha
Anyway the story h as a better ending for the croc who was later caught and bound and returned to his home.