Who wants puppies and hamsters when you can have a half-ton croc as a pet?

52-year-old Chito and 5-meter, 445kg Pocho became best friends since 20 years ago after Chito nursed him back to health after he found Pocho dying from a gunshot wound.

Now these two have got some history together: Chito "stayed by Pocho's side when he was ill, sleeping next to him at night. I just wanted him to feel that somebody loved him, that not all humans are bad."

"After a decade I started to work with him. At first it was slow, slow. I played with him a bit, slowly doing more. Then I found out that when I called his name he would come over to me."

Oh, such a heartwarming tale. I can't help but wonder though, ten years sleeping with some crocodile before they became buddies? Uh, not such a brilliant idea.

Source: We Interrupt