The crocodile feeder of Ivory Coast Eaten Alive by his Crocodiles...(Video Included)
For close to four decades Dicko Toki, originally from neighbouring Mali, was in charge of feeding the sacred animals.
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He knew them all by name and they responded to his call - Capitaine, Chef de Cabinet, Commandant - authoritarian names, for these were the guardians of Ivory Coast's founding father, Felix Houphouet-Boigny, who governed for 33 years and shared Dicko's nickname - Le Vieux (the old).
Dicko's final day at work was during the Muslim festival at the end of the Ramadan fast.
The crocodiles responded to Dicko's call
Like many other Ivorian Muslims that day, he was wearing the long-flowing boubou and with his rusty machete in one hand he could have been a Jedi knight from the Star Wars films
By several accounts though, the Vieux did not cry out as the crocodile took him out to the middle of the lake.
His family held funeral prayers last week, though none of his remains have been recovered.
He falls at the 1 minute mark and is carried off by the Crocs
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