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This Indian temple is home to a ‘vegetarian’ crocodile

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Sri Ananthapura temple in north Kerala’s Kasaragod district is allegedly home to a vegetarian crocodile named ‘Babiya’ who has been living there for over 70 years.

Pictures of a large crocodile inside the Sri Ananthapadmanabha Swamy Lake Temple made international news headlines last year, boosting the small Hindu temple’s popularity. But in reality, this was one of the few times that the giant reptile had entered the temple, as it spends most of its time in an adjacent pond, waiting for the priests to bring it the daily meals, which are always vegetarian. If the priests are to be believed, Babiya the crocodile has been living solely on cooked rice for as long as he’s been at the temple, which adds up to over seven decades.

No one really knows how Babiya wound up at the Kerala temple, but it’s been there so long that everyone views it as part of the scenery. The priests there claim that the reptile has never once tried to attack them, and they consider it to be holy.


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1 hour ago, jethrofloyd said:

He will be a vegetarian until he tastes meat...:cry:

Probably like this dog. LOL


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so, this croc rarely entered the temple, living in a nearby pond. but since the priests fed it rice WHEN they saw it, the croc must be completely vegetarian 


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