Japanese man lives with giant 6FT 8IN Caiman who he takes for walks
Most people settle for cats or dogs as their pet of choice. But one Japanese man has taken things a step further – adopting a giant 6ft 8in caiman.
The pair have been living together for 34 years after Mr Murabayashi originally purchased the caiman – who he inventively named ‘Caiman’ – as a baby from an exotic animal festival. He was subsequently given permission from the city’s government to keep the unusual pet at home.
At home the spectacled caiman roams freely, spending most of his time in the tatami room – a traditional Japanese room using flooring made from rice straw – and the bathroom.