I can only imagine how horrified I would be as a mother to watch my child come to some a gruesome end. I can’t even stand when they have basic injuries. This is also exactly why I am terrified of gators in any form:
A horrified father was forced to watch as a crocodile leaped from the water and dragged his seven-year-old underneath before eating him alive.
Manuel Abraham had been playing with a balloon in the Barra Santa Ana estuary, Mexico, when it landed on the river bank.
As Manuel went to grab it, his father watched in horror as a crocodile leaped from the water and locked its jaws around his son’s head.
The animal then dragged him under and although members of the public rushed to his aid, the crocodile had disappeared.
City officials have deployed the military, civil protection groups and fisherman to find the crocodile and the remains of the body but the search has so far been unsuccessful.
It’s the eighth crocodile attack in the Bara Santa Ana estuary in the last two years and the Environment Ministry has now ordered the capture of all crocodiles.
His father said that no-one had told him there were crocodiles around the area in the city of Lazaro Cardenas in the west Mexican state of Michoacan.
While city officials immediately made every effort to have the boy found, by nightfall there was still no trace of him.
Heberto Camacho, head of the city’s Civil Protection unit, said that they had now received instructions from the Environment Ministry to wash all crocodiles’ insides out to see if they can find remains of the boy.
I hope that the parents get some relief and can at least bury the remains of their lost child. The heartbreak of losing a child, much less one right in front of me, would be way too much for me to handle. May G-d bless you and yours.