Everyone loves having pets around the house, but this Indonesian man is taking things to the next level. Instead of getting a dog or a cat like everyone else does, he decided to go with something more exotic! The man is called Muhammad Iwan and his house pet is a huge 440 lbs crocodile!
20. Exotic Beast
Does this crocodile look like a house pet? No, it doesn’t! Most people would never want to get up close and personal with a 440 lbs crocodile, but Muhammad Iwan is not most people!
19. House Pet
Muhammad named this ferocious beast Kojek and it has been living with him since 1997. Let’s see how Kojek and the man first met.
18. Meeting For The First Time
It all started in Pangadaran Beach back in 1997 when Muhammad Iwan met two fishermen who caught Kojek. The crocodile was still a newborn and Iwan asked the fishermen what they were going to do with it. You won’t believe what the fishermen said!
17. Iwan Feels Bad For The Crocodile
The fishermen said that they want to kill the newborn crocodile. Hearing this, Muhammad started feeling bad and he decided to buy Kojek from them. You will be shocked to find out how little Muhammad paid for the crocodile!
16. Convincing The Fishermen
Muhammad Iwan convinced the fishermen to sell the newborn crocodile to him. How much do you think they charged for the crocodile?
15. A Small Price
The fishermen charged only $2 for Kojek! Muhammad Iwan was more than happy to pay that sum and he took Kojek to his home. You won’t believe what happened after he took him home…
14. Time Flies
Two decades passed and Kojek hasn’t left Muhammad Iwan sight. The man cares for his house pet and he doesn’t want anything bad to happen to it. However, the upkeep for having a crocodile is quite expensive…
13. Expensive Diet
As you can clearly see, the crocodile is huge! Kojek got so big mostly because Muhammad Iwan makes sure to feed him healthy food every day. Can you guess what type of food Iwan gives to Kojek?
12. Fish Diet
This huge 440 lbs crocodile eats 1.5kg of goldfish every day! Considering that Kojek is 21 years old, we think it’s safe to say that Muhammad Iwan had to spend a lot of money to keep him well feed along the years. Curious to see where the ‘pet’ sleeps?
11. Tamed Beast
Would you ever be so relaxed while a crocodile was only a couple of feet away from you? What do you think Muhammad Iwan’s family thinks about Kojek?
10. Big Family
Muhammad Iwan has a big family and it seems like all of them like Kojek! His presence doesn’t scare anyone and Muhammad says that Kojek never bit anyone! Although, the croc did bite Muhammad once…
9. Biting Muhammad
Muhammad says that the only time Kojek bit him was 21 years ago when he took him home. The man also tells everyone that Kojek is fully tamed and that it would never bite his family.
8. Online Stardom
What’s interesting is that Kojek became a big online star after Mohammad uploaded a couple of pictures of his special house pet. To make things even better, tourists all over the world came to visit Kojek.
7. Tourist Attraction
As crazy as this might sound, tourists from far places like Australia, Europe and America came to Mohammad’s house to see Kojek. Some of them even offered Mohammad huge sums of money for the giant beast. How do you think Mohammad responded?
6. Not For Sale
Mohammad sees Kojek as part of the family and this is why he will never sell him. Although, you won’t believe how much money Mohammad was offered!
5. A Small Fortune
Mohammad says that one tourist offered him $60,000 for Kojek, but he refused. Keep reading to see how much the man cares for his pet crocodile.
4. Bath Time
The man takes care of his pet crocodile by giving it a clean bath every week. You know what’s even crazier than this? The man even brushes Kojek’s teeth!
3. Brushing Crocodile Teeth
Would you ever have the courage to do what Mohammad is doing? I know I wouldn’t.
2. Clean Teeth
It seems like all the teeth brushing is working great for Kojek! Just look at that big smile.
While this friendship between Mohammad and Kojek might be unusual, the only thing that matters is that they love spending time with each other! What did you think of this 440 lbs house pet?