This has got to be the craziest man on the planet! Chito, seen above with his best “friend” and “pet” 17ft, 1000 pound crocodile, Pocho.
Yes, that’s right, he jumps in the water and plays with this gigantic Costa Rican monster…daily.
Finding Pocho years ago, wounded from a shot to the head, on the verge of death and with the bullet still lodged in his head, Chito nursed the young croc back to health and hasn’t been able to shake him since. In fact, Pocho the crocodile follows him around.
Daily Mail writes:
This daredevil fisherman loves nothing better than dicing with death as he grapples with a 17ft crocodile. But Chito – known as Tarzan Tico – is not moments away from becoming a meal, he’s just having a playful tussle with his best mate, Pocho.
The 53-year-old Costa Rican crocodile wrestler wades chest deep into the murky waters as 500 spectators look on in nervous anticipation.
As Chito, wearing a leopard skin sash and a headband, taps the surface of the water and calls out to his friend, the 990lb reptile dramatically emerges from below to applause from the crowd. The performer then rolls Pocho on to his back, pushing his head under the water before tenderly kissing him on the nose.
The extraordinary display is more than just a tourist trap, but a demonstration of a remarkable friendship.
Chito rescued Pocho from the Parismina river after he discovered him with a bullet lodged in his head. The crocodile was close to death but he nursed the reptile back to health over six months at his home.
Read more at dailymail.co.uk