They might be one of the worst predators on mankind especially in the Lower Shire but now humans are predating on crocodiles for their penises.
According to the National Geographic, crocodile penis is driving people in Egypt to illegally poach and traffic Nile crocodiles.
Former hunter Assad Ibrahim said that some Egyptians – and people in East Africa – eat the crocodile penis crushed up with honey and ginger, believing it will improve their sex lives.
The largest ones sell for more than $100, he said.
A poacher, who he names only as Mahmoud, said smugglers are exporting record numbers of crocodiles – perhaps up to 3,500 eggs and hatchlings and a few hundred adult live crocs a year.
But these are mainly to the Arabian Gulf, as Saudi Arabians want the crocodiles as household ornaments.