Originally Posted by JBZ
The crocodile thing is particularly disconcerting. The accounts I've read are literally one second you're there, the next you're gone.
Oh, not necessarily. Here's a horrifying story that was told by one of the men involved to a friend of mine: A hunting party was standing on the bank of an African river conversing with each other when suddenly they heard a voice calling to them from help from beneath the riverbank. It turns out that it was an African native who had been taken by a man-eating crocodile. The croc has stuffed him, still alive, into a food cache the croc had excavated under the riverbank. The poor fellow was thrust into the cave, which already contained two decomposing human bodies, but enough of it was above the water level that he had air to breathe. He had lost an arm in the croc's attack, so he was unable to escape on his own.
Anyway, the hunters rescued him, and I guess he survived. One would have to wonder about his sanity, though. Being stuffed for hours, seriously injured, into a black hole with two decomposing human bodies while waiting for a pitiless carnivorous monster to return and devour you would be enough to inflict a helluva case of post-traumatic stress on the strongest of spirits, I should think.