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Last Updated: Tuesday September 28 2010 13:23 GMT

Crocodile and man are best mates

Fisherman Chito kisses crocodile Pocho

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Fisherman Chito has a best mate that he wouldn't want snapping at him - a deadly five-metre long crocodile!

The unlikely pair became buddies 20 years ago after Chito found the croc with a gunshot wound on a river bank in Costa Rica, Central America.

He rescued the croc, called Pocho, and nursed him back to health. Over time the two bonded and started playing with each other.

The two of them now perform shows together - watch Chito and Pocho in action here!