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Wild 21-ft croc biggest caught, but not the first nor the last[Philippines]
GMA News ^ | 06 Sept 2011 | Marlon Anthony Tonson

Posted on 09/05/2011 10:19:15 AM PDT by Palter

The 21-foot, 600-kg seawater crocodile caught in Agusan del Sur may very well be the largest one captured but certainly not the first nor will it perhaps be the last one to be captured in the wild.

Project director Ronald Nuer of the Bunawan Municipal Council said it took them 21 nights to snare the behemoth which, to the alarm of those who caught it, twice got out the restraining ropes before it was finally tied down after which it became overly “aggressive" three times.

Nuer added that according to the Palawan Wildlife Conservation Center which helped capture the crocodile, it is a male specimen.

Those who carefully constructed a frame around the reptile to restrain it had kept their eyes on each and every move of the crocodile’s tail and snout.

Residents were relieved with the capture of the reptile but none more than Luciano Auxtero, who believes that it’s the crocodile that ate his sister who had gone missing.

“ Malaki ang paniniwala ko na kinain ng buwaya ang nawawala kong kapatid," said Auxtero.

Large crocodiles have terrorized other communities in Palawan and Agusan.

Just last July, in Rio Tuba in Palawan, snares were also used to capture a 13-foot crocodile believed to have killed fisherman Edwin Lucero. That crocodile injured one personnel of the Palawan Wildlife Rescue Center who was helping out in putting the reptile in a cage.

In March 2009, in a different municipality of Agusan del Sur, a crocodile killed a child on a canoe by biting the child’s head off.

A lake in Barangay Matila in Kabuntalan, Maguindanao, is notoriously infested with ferocious crocodiles.

Yet, the students there brave the waters everyday to cross the lake just to get to school.

According to experts, capturing large crocodiles in the wild is but reasonable when there are reports that these animals attack livestock or humans to discourage other crocodiles from treating peopled areas as their feeding grounds


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: croc; crocodile; philippines
Link has video.


1 posted on 09/05/2011 10:19:19 AM PDT by Palter
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To: Palter
“ Malaki ang paniniwala ko na kinain ng buwaya ang nawawala kong kapatid," said Auxtero."

Yeah, I say that all the time.
2 posted on 09/05/2011 10:21:44 AM PDT by RandallFlagg ("I can see 2012 from my house!" Jim Thompson, 7-16-2011)
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To: RandallFlagg

Easy for him to say.


3 posted on 09/05/2011 10:23:03 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Palter

I’d kill every last one of those crocs before allowing my child to swim across the river.


4 posted on 09/05/2011 10:23:20 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Palter

That’s going to make one hell of a pair of boots.


5 posted on 09/05/2011 10:24:06 AM PDT by RobertClark (People sleep peaceably in their beds at night b'cse good men are rdy to do violence on their behalf)
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To: RandallFlagg
Yeah, I ran it through ol google translate. 'I feel great crocodile has eaten the missing sisters'

Probably, lost in translation or well, something else entirely.

6 posted on 09/05/2011 10:24:16 AM PDT by Palter (Celebrate diversity .22, .223, .25, 9mm, .32 .357, 10mm, .44, .45, .500)
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To: Palter

What did they do with Red-Eye Rockets I gave them in 1970?


7 posted on 09/05/2011 10:24:27 AM PDT by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: Palter

Can you eat crocs?


8 posted on 09/05/2011 10:28:24 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Dallas59

Yeah, I’ve had gator many a time and have found it tasty.


9 posted on 09/05/2011 10:31:40 AM PDT by Palter (Celebrate diversity .22, .223, .25, 9mm, .32 .357, 10mm, .44, .45, .500)
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To: Palter

Read the last line. These crocs are only attacking livestock and people to keep the other crocodiles from eating in their territory. PPE - Preventive People Eating


10 posted on 09/05/2011 10:31:48 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: RandallFlagg
No no no no no no no no no no. The biggest croc was hope and change.
11 posted on 09/05/2011 10:33:05 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: righttackle44

ROTFLMAO!


12 posted on 09/05/2011 10:35:28 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: RandallFlagg

That croc looks big enough to swallow Ted Kennedy.


13 posted on 09/05/2011 10:37:37 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Dallas59
Also, if your from Texas. A Texan bagged a 14ft gator this summer in the Trinity river. That is a huge gator for any state.


14 posted on 09/05/2011 10:39:15 AM PDT by Palter (Celebrate diversity .22, .223, .25, 9mm, .32 .357, 10mm, .44, .45, .500)
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To: Dallas59

>> Can you eat crocs?

Unless they eat you first.

They’re pretty good when cooked slowly, in a Croc Pot.

I’ll be here all week; don’t forget to tip the waitress.


15 posted on 09/05/2011 10:49:38 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Palter
I went to that link in your post and IE shut it down stating that there was a malicious code running at that site.
16 posted on 09/05/2011 10:52:09 AM PDT by Major Matt Mason (“I must confess, when I see anyone with an Obama 2012 bumper sticker, I recognize them as a threat")
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To: Nervous Tick
in a Croc Pot.

It was worth it just for that.

17 posted on 09/05/2011 10:53:07 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (non-union thug.)
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To: Palter

In the article is embedded this bit of enviro-socialism:
“According to experts, capturing large crocodiles in the wild is but reasonable when there are reports that these animals attack livestock or humans to discourage other crocodiles from treating peopled areas as their feeding grounds”.

Capturing? ? ?

Why not just set hooks on appropriately sized cables, then kill them?

Oh, I forgot - even in the most remote Turn World jungle there is now money for Croc Conservation Persons saleries to capture, not kill such crocs.

What a croc! Of sh*t, that is.

Wanna bet US tax money is involved in some convoluted, well hidden way?


18 posted on 09/05/2011 10:54:42 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles.)
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To: Palter
Wild 21-ft croc...

Wild? Are they sure it wasn't a house pet?

19 posted on 09/05/2011 10:54:52 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Major Matt Mason

Sorry, mozilla didn’t pick up anything.


20 posted on 09/05/2011 10:56:15 AM PDT by Palter (Celebrate diversity .22, .223, .25, 9mm, .32 .357, 10mm, .44, .45, .500)
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To: Huskrrrr

Me too. ;>)


21 posted on 09/05/2011 11:01:53 AM PDT by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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To: Nervous Tick

Croc Pot Hole


22 posted on 09/05/2011 11:39:03 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

:-)


23 posted on 09/05/2011 11:56:54 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Huskrrrr

A tossup.


24 posted on 09/05/2011 1:34:32 PM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: RandallFlagg

———“ Malaki ang paniniwala ko na kinain ng buwaya ang nawawala kong kapatid,” said Auxtero.”——

Sigi sigi

Salamat po

mabyhay


25 posted on 09/05/2011 2:12:12 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Rats carry plague)
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