A bloodthirsty 13ft crocodile that ate a fisherman’s arm has been captured.
The shrimp fisherman was attacked as he wadded into a river.
He was collecting the crustaceans when the croc suddenly appeared and tore off his limb.
Paramedics and police officers arrived to help the unnamed fisherman.
The injured man is currently recovering from his ordeal in hospital.
The authorities then launched a search operation to track down the reptile on the Ameca River near the town of San José del Valle, located northwest of Acapulco, Mexico.
When they arrived they saw the crocodile with the fisherman’s limb in its jaws along with a piece of material from his shirt.
They estimated that the predator was at least 13ft (4m) long.
However, the crocodile managed to escape into the river and swim away.
They resumed the search operation the following day and eventually found the reptile on the riverbank at around 8pm on 12 November.
The authorities managed to capture the beast and hand it over to officials of the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources and the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection.
They were unable to save the fisherman’s limb.
Experts evaluated the croc and determined that it was a tagged specimen from a nature reserve near Puerto Vallarta.
It is unclear what the authorities plan to do with the captured croc.