Insane Man Who Lived With A Crocodile (Emotional Animated Story)

Insane Man Who Lived With A Crocodile (Emotional Animated Story)

Late one afternoon in Costa Rica a farmer
discovered a large crocodile near the watering hole used by his cattle. Fearing for the safety of his livestock, the
farmer shot the crocodile through the left eye, leaving the crocodile to die of his wounds. Swimming away from the site of his shooting,
the exhausted and mortally wounded crocodile clambered ashore and lay on the cold mud,
preparing to die. Then, suddenly, a local man named Chito stumbled
across the dying beast. Wary at first, Chito saw that this crocodile
was in bad shape- it hardly reacted to his presence and was a very skinny 150 pounds
(69 kg). Without hesitation, Chito contacted several
of his friends and convinced them to help him load the injured animal into a boat to
transport it to Chito’s home several miles away. For six months Chito hand fed the injured
crocodile- now named Pocho- chicken, fish, and even medicine to help bring back the large
beast from the brink of death. To encourage the five meter long crocodile
to eat, Chito even took bites of the same food he was feeding Pocho and pretended to
chew it, then fed it to Pocho by hand. Chito was feeding Pocho and tending to his
wounds, but deep down he felt that this wasn’t enough, that Pocho needed more. As the weeks passed Chito began to make physical
contact with the giant crocodile, at first petting him but then eventually giving the
croc kisses and even hugging it. Pocho reacted to the affection, quickly making
a full recovery from a wound that should have been fatal. As Chito would go on to say, “Food wasn’t
enough. The crocodile needed my love to regain the
will to live.” For months Chito kept Pocho a secret from
local authorities and hid his presence by caring for the crocodile in a remote pond
hidden deep in the Costa Rican jungle. Eventually though the authorities discovered
the strange relationship, but rather than try to separate the two they issued Chito
special permits to keep caring for the croc and allowed him to do so on condition that
an official veterinarian monitor Pocho’s health. Also, Pocho would have to eventually be released
back to the wild, something Chito agreed to despite his growing affection and deep bond
with the crocodile. Chito dedicated the bulk of his life to Pocho’s
recovery, even going so far as to sneak out at night and go to the pond that was Pocho’s
home. There he would swim with the giant croc in
the pitch dark, cuddling with the animal and napping alongside his prehistoric companion. When he snuck back home early in the morning
he would explain to his wife that he’d been drinking with friends and fallen into the
water. As Chito’s night time excursions mounted though
his wife became deeply suspicious of just how many times he seemed to ‘accidentally’
fall into random ponds or the river. At last she had enough and divorced Chito,
claiming that he spent more time with the crocodile then with his family. She wasn’t wrong either, as by now Chito spent
nearly every waking moment with Pocho and sometimes slept with the animal until late
in the morning. Chito would later say of his divorce, “Another
wife I could get. Pocho was one in a million.” Chito was probably right, as there have never
been any recorded accounts of humans living with a crocodile as intimately as Pocho and
Chito’s relationship. The two were a fully bonded pair by now, and
despite having the power to easily devour Chito and rend him limb from limb, Pocho displayed
an incredible tenderness with Chito, and even allowed Chito to lay on him and ride him through
the water. Yet to observers it was obvious that Pocho
wasn’t just putting up with Chito’s antics, he was actively enjoying them. Eventually however the day came for Pocho
to return to the wild, and with a reluctant heart Chito led Pocho to a local river and
shooed the massive beast away. Brokenhearted, Chito turned his back on Pocho
and the magical relationship the two had formed, knowing that in the end Pocho would be happier
in the wild than in the small pond he’d been living in since his injury. Yet the next morning as Chito awoke, he was
shocked to discover Pocho asleep outside his doorstep- the big croc had somehow managed
to track Chito for miles through the jungle all the way back to his home! More than that, it was obvious that Pocho
had made a decision- he wanted to be near Chito, not alone and living in the wild. The bond between the two was firmly cemented,
and from that day on the duo was completely inseparable, with Pocho taking up residence
in the water right outside Chito’s home. In July of 2000 word of Pocho and Chito’s
relationship spread across Costa Rica and Costa Rica’s Channel 7 aired a special showcasing
the unusual pair. The duo became instant stars, and visitors
and scientists from around the world traveled to observe and study their relationship. The two even put on their own act every Sunday
afternoon in an artificial lake at Finca Las Tilapias, drawing packed clouds who couldn’t
believe a man could not just swim with a crocodile, but cuddle it, ride it, and even hand-feed
it without being devoured! Scientists took the opportunity to study this
incredible relationship, and Pocho and Chito made modern biologists rethink their assumptions
on the behavior and characteristics of an animal that was for millenia seen as nothing
more than a cold-blooded killer. Reptiles have long been thought to not be
particularly nurturing or caring animals, and certainly nobody ever thought that a reptile
was capable of developing as deep a bond and relationship with the member of another species
as say, a dog or cat was capable of. Our own mammalian bias has for a long time
cast reptiles off as uncaring, as emotionally distant and cold as their blood, but Pocho
was living proof that crocodiles could not just form deep emotional bonds with people,
but actually choose that bond over their own freedom. All the while Pocho and Chito’s relationship
blossomed, Chito knew that crocodiles are capable of living for an extremely long time,
sometimes upwards of a century or more. Chito on the other hand was already in his
50s, and in all likelihood Pocho would outlive him. In this case Chito did not want Pocho to live
alone, and though he didn’t doubt Pocho’s ability to live in the wild, the thought of
his best friend living a lonely life was enough to break his heart. Therefore Chito began to train his young daughter
on how to handle Pocho, gradually acclimating her and Pocho to each other and preparing
her to eventually be Pocho’s caretaker after Chito’s death, something she looked forward
to eagerly. Then, tragedy struck. One morning Chito woke up and strolled outside
to greet his best friend, but Pocho was nowhere to be seen. Chito checked the water around his home but
couldn’t find him there either. Walking to the river where the two frequently
played in, he spotted Pocho’s large figure hidden deep in the bushes. Rushing to his best friend, Chito was dismayed
to discover Pocho dead of natural causes. A relatively young crocodile, Pocho should
have lived for decades more, yet ultimately it’s thought that he likely succumbed to the
injuries he suffered nearly twenty years ago. Whatever the cause, Pocho seemed to have known
that his death was close, and maybe it was instinct, but maybe it was the desire to not
have his best friend have his heart broken that led Pocho to try and hide in his final
moments. Given the extraordinary relationship between
the two, science now has to consider the possibility that this five meter long crocodile did just
that in order to spare his human friend the pain of finding him dead. Will you ever look at crocodiles the same
way again? All are animals capable of these deep emotional
bonds, or was Pocho somehow unique? If you found this video interesting, make
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100 thoughts on “Insane Man Who Lived With A Crocodile (Emotional Animated Story)

  1. The Infographics Show says:

    How do you spend your time with your pet? Are you also so attached to it?

  2. 2K Gamers 123 says:

    Awwwww thats so heart warming

  3. Cory67_YT says:

    i think my heart had just broke from this sad story 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  4. Rolando Reyes says:


  5. Angie Jacobs says:


  6. Hitman 361 says:

    Im about to cry😖😞

  7. Phil Ad says:

    I wonder how many people will end up getting eating because of watching this and trying to duplicate the result.

  8. Jesse Ware says:

    Absolutely the coolest story I’ve ever seen.

  9. animefallenangel says:

    I wonder how Steve Irwin would have reacted to them…

  10. Juanita Bennett says:

    Sounds like Florida Man

  11. ZStorm says:

    "Cheetos"? Im not surprised if the croc tried to eat him.

  12. Allison Zagrzecki says:


  13. Royale player says:

    yes except sharks😅

  14. Noble six says:

    i hope they take the crocodiles brain and things that make him act like himself and put it in a machine to revive animals and people in the future or they put it in another body with something Which will take a LONG freakin time

  15. cheezian says:

    hm? *69*kg?

  16. Cane Theodore says:

    Emotional animated story, ah yes very sad much cry

  17. Samantha Torres says:

    I'd like to be friends with one

  18. Long Le Thanh says:


  19. cutiee patootie says:


  20. Khubaib Abbasi says:


  21. bobi idk says:

    Krokodiles have remarkeble helinig so it probobly wouldnt die

  22. HybridSkeletron Boi. says:

    Kinda Reminds Me Of SCP 682 And Dr.Bright

  23. Real Spinosaurus says:

    Is his name chito or cheeto? I cant tell XD

  24. Bill Novakos says:

    That's why I love animals more than people

  25. Eevee Lord says:

    Only birds mammals reptiles and certain fish can form these bonds

  26. Zi Xuan Xie says:

    An alligator gave birth to me. I call her Mom.

  27. Erik König says:

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaàah my heart

  28. Torper Vazquez says:

    Why youtube recommended me now

  29. theothermaverick says:

    Really heart touching story loved it

  30. Elijah Brown says:

    Florida man strikes again

  31. Communist Pootisbirb says:


  32. Ord1nary Adam YT says:

    Since i was younger, i had a pet gecko. I thought he was an Alligator.. How dumb of me..

  33. Konjo Akberet says:

    America would have locked him up for the lack of permit

  34. DamiscalYT 1 says:

    Chito is a cheetos bag

  35. 10,000 Subscribers For Memes says:

    If I'd see a croc I'll stab it a million times until I get tired

  36. Jason Augustine says:

    To be honest I would want a crocodile as a pet

  37. The milky Boi says:

    Mans new best friend

  38. Lexi Lin says:

    Cool 💠👍🐊

  39. Just A Discontinued Channel says:

    Why did the end actually make me sad? 🙁

  40. Rachard King says:

    I almost cried at the end

  41. Some FANBOI!!! says:

    Bruh I would’ve loved to have a crocodile as a pet

  42. opinions says:

    This feels like it happend in Florida

  43. BOTFrosty says:

    You know, nothing beats seeing a wild animal just living with a human

  44. YaBoi Ariel says:

    Man: lives with crocodile
    Florida man: are you challenging me

  45. The guy who makes Videos says:

    Florida man???

  46. Dude Man says:

    Its been said that the croc had brain damage from the injury and that is why the croc had that kind of behavior. A normal croc would never ever ever behave like that.

  47. slovan01 says:

    A person named Cheeto?

  48. Cap says:

    Crocodiles are amazing creatures

  49. Hengly Sok says:

    Not All Aminals Is not Cold Blood In the world everything is possible they just want to protect Them Self We do to

  50. sleazballq yeet says:

    waw cheeto? btw i love you channel 💕

  51. Fuzie says:

    New pets on the market?

  52. Fuzie says:

    Later that day a farmer was found without his eye and died of blood loss

  53. alpha1 sector2 says:

    I believe animals are honor-bound it was true love and a [life debt ] a code honorable warriors follow if you save them from certain death

  54. Kaleela Edwards says:

    He wanted breakfast, lunch and dinner instead of going to somewhere where he might not even get one meal a day.

  55. PeanutButter Queen says:

    This was actually such a sweet story I feel bad that poncho died though

  56. Moisty Mosasaur says:

    1:40 So chetto never told the veterinarian about the almost fatal wound? If he did, pochoo could have lived his full lifespan

  57. Kayden says:

    :_( so sad I love crocodiles

  58. Youtuber Creeper says:

    People are so mean to reptiles

  59. Billy Crutchfield says:

    I now think of crocodiles differently

  60. kiba bell says:

    He’s not insane

  61. Treacherous Killer says:

    At first i thought Chico's daughter was going to be eaten.

  62. Shesha Mutuc says:

    we need find the man that killed pocho

  63. Thea Wilkins says:

    Poor pocho

  64. TheKaijuGamer_2003⚠ says:

    It proves that even though reptiles don't have intelligence as high as us and apes, they can still understand and be reasoned with. I love this story, rest in peace Pocho, you were a great animal.

    This story is very inspiring and has great insight on the potential intelligence these animals may have. It goes to show that animals that are "the deadliest" can be reasoned with, but not tamed.

  65. Saimon Bhattarai says:

    When I look at the up next list,I saw Gustave the killer croc

  66. Ismael Quiroz says:


  67. Vharni Reid says:

    What the heck

  68. Krm Karma says:

    Pocho just needed love <3

  69. Admir Smajić says:

    This is florida for ya

  70. Gun Fight says:

    I cried

  71. Lockheed Squad and SR-71 says:

    It is Nile crocodile?

  72. Kavya Nallala says:

    The man in the thumbnail looks like granny

  73. Andrew Quintero says:

    Ahhh he’s so cute and cool and sweet reminds me of hiccup and toothless from how to train your dragon.🙂

  74. ROBLOX TV says:


  75. Dr. Universe !!! says:

    Who else thought of lake placid

  76. DiverseJoe says:

    That's so emotional how some people have better relationships with animals which is understandable because animals struggle to live like me and are more relatable

  77. Hitman Reborn says:

    I was expecting an happy ending ! 😭😭

  78. NoAim Xaiko says:

    Any animal is capable of love and affection,but its all about how you form the bond

  79. Sam Levy says:

    when you said tragedy struck, I was sure that the crocodile ate the daughter…

    The truth was even worse 😭

  80. AncientAmber YT says:


    “Finally,a worthy opponent,our battle would be legendary”

  81. David Agbetsi says:

    People should start naming this the crocodile King 👑

  82. Stephen Bouthot says:

    It takes a lot to make me cry, and this story actually made me tear up. RIP Chito.

  83. Toby Sutton says:

    It was an Orinoco crocodile right?

  84. hello i am hooman says:


  85. players whelm says:

    The crocodile clearly wanted to bone him! Swamp night must've been incredible

  86. Stopcraft channle says:

    RIP pocho

  87. xiaoyun zheng says:

    I cried

  88. TroyDaPost says:

    This was the first video i cried to

  89. Fernando Camacho says:

    This is something that you have to watch by yourself! luckily there is footage of this guy calling Pocho like if it was a trained dog. What a crazy world!

  90. Qurahn says:

    This is a beautiful story

  91. Bruce Lee says:

    I wish he didn’t die

  92. Splexsychiick says:

    Pets tend to run away to die. my cat did the same thing. day after day he was getting sicker and liked to cuddle close but one day he vanished. Didn't find his skeleton until months later hidden in a coco plum bush next to a beach path near our home. Our dog hid in a hole under the shed. He wasn't sick just very old.

  93. Jessen Fernando &Playing Games says:

    A hybrid child?
    Crocodile head and human leg

  94. Robbie :] says:

    This is the most emotional story ever

  95. Michelle Christakos says:

    Sorry to burst your bubble. But crocodiles don't have the. Brain to have a relationship. The crock only hung around to get food

  96. Smoke says:

    this video has no right making me cry

  97. ace elite order says:

    Aw so heartwarming

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