Skip to comments.Wild 21-ft croc biggest caught, but not the first nor the last[Philippines]
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 crocodiles tail and snout.
Residents were relieved with the capture of the reptile but none more than Luciano Auxtero, who believes that its 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 childs 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
Easy for him to say.
I’d kill every last one of those crocs before allowing my child to swim across the river.
That’s going to make one hell of a pair of boots.
Probably, lost in translation or well, something else entirely.
What did they do with Red-Eye Rockets I gave them in 1970?
Can you eat crocs?
Yeah, I’ve had gator many a time and have found it tasty.
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
That croc looks big enough to swallow Ted Kennedy.
>> 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.
It was worth it just for that.
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?
Wild? Are they sure it wasn't a house pet?
Sorry, mozilla didn’t pick up anything.