Seen these before. Very cool to see humans and nature get along. That croc story was pretty amazing. All I could think of is that's Jacare Souza. Check out Brutus the bear. If I could choose one animal it would either be a lion or eagle. Problem w/ large cats, bears, etc is the feeding costs. Maybe a honey badger would be ideal as it's probably less maintenance and can get rid of rodent issues.
PS: I've always wanted to see if it's possible to RNC a grizzly bear. Based on the neck size it's improbable. I would pay one of those jack ass characters to do this.
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.
Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.