Crocodile ancestors

According to local legend on Madagascar, a village of miserly and mean people was cursed by a witch-doctor and drowned in a flood. The inhabitants are now believed to live on as crocodiles in the lake. Local people summon them to seek their aid and sacrifice a cow to offer them meat. Each crocodile is known individually to the villagers and has a name.

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