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Man Forgets to Check for Monsters, Misses Giant Crocodile Under His Bed

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When you were little, were you afraid of monsters under the bed? Did you ask Mom or Dad to double-check before bedtime, just to make sure nothing was lurking under there?
 
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We're pretty sure Guy Whitall, director of a safari lodge in Zimbabwe, didn't perform that childhood ritual before turning out the light... because if he had, he would have spotted his uninvited roommate: an 8-foot, 330-pound Nile crocodile.
 
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He never even knew it was hiding there... until he was eating breakfast the next morning and heard the maid scream.
 
"I think he liked it under the bed because it was warm,” he later told the UK's Daily Mail. "The really disconcerting thing about the whole episode is the fact that I was sitting on the edge of the bed that morning, barefoot and just centimeters away.”
 
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With some help from the lodge staff, the surprise guest was eventually escorted back to his home in the nearby Turgwe River.
 
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