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Villagers Pull 1-Ton Crocodile Out of Creek in Philippines (crikey!)
fox news ^ | sept 5, 2011 | Ass press

Posted on 09/05/2011 6:29:14 PM PDT by max americana

Villagers Pull One-Ton Crocodile Out of Creek in Philippines

Published September 05, 2011 AP

MANILA, Philippines -- Villagers and veteran hunters have captured a one-ton saltwater crocodile which they plan to make the star of a planned ecotourism park in a southern Philippine town, an official said Monday.

Mayor Edwin Cox Elorde said dozens of villagers and experts ensnared the 21-foot male crocodile along a creek in Bunawan township in Agusan del Sur province after a three-week hunt. It could be one of the largest crocodiles to be captured alive in recent years, he said, quoting local crocodile experts.

Elorde said the crocodile killed a water buffalo in an attack witnessed by villagers last month and was also suspected of having attacked a fisherman who went missing in July.

He said he sought the help of experts at a crocodile farm in western Palawan province.

"We were nervous but it's our duty to deal with a threat to the villagers," Elorde told The Associated Press by telephone. "When I finally stood before it, I couldn't believe my eyes."

After initial sightings at a creek, the hunters set four traps, which the crocodile destroyed. They then used sturdier traps using steel cables, one of which finally caught the enormous reptile late Saturday, he said.

About 100 people had to pull the crocodile, which weighs about 2,370 pounds, from the creek to a clearing where a crane lifted it into a truck, he said.

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TOPICS: Outdoors; Science; Travel; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: crocodile; monster; philippines
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1 posted on 09/05/2011 6:29:18 PM PDT by max americana
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To: max americana

What a crock!!!


2 posted on 09/05/2011 6:29:50 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Spreading fear isn't working for the 'RATS anymore so they've resorted to using threats.)
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To: max americana

Whoa... Amos Moses ‘d like that one...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7GyLr7Cz2g


3 posted on 09/05/2011 6:34:25 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

21 feet long...just like my living room. Great....I won’t sleep tonight!!


4 posted on 09/05/2011 6:34:42 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

That makes two of us. That thing is huge.


5 posted on 09/05/2011 6:35:41 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Spreading fear isn't working for the 'RATS anymore so they've resorted to using threats.)
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To: max americana

Croc ate a couple of trucks ???


6 posted on 09/05/2011 6:37:39 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: max americana

That Crock is lucky, they did not eat him!


7 posted on 09/05/2011 6:37:47 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Carnival commie side show, started November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: max americana
Does it tick?

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8 posted on 09/05/2011 6:38:06 PM PDT by txroadkill (Ghandi would have smacked 0bama in the head)
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To: Sacajaweau

A person could make a fine set of luggage out of that critter.


9 posted on 09/05/2011 6:38:15 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Farmer Dean

YUp. Plus the article said there’s MORE of them there..


10 posted on 09/05/2011 6:40:16 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: decimon; Perdogg; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

...saltwater crocodile... 21-foot male... could be one of the largest crocodiles to be captured alive in recent years... killed a water buffalo in an attack... also suspected of having attacked a fisherman who went missing in July... About 100 people had to pull the crocodile, which weighs about 2,370 pounds...

COULD be ONE OF the largest captured alive in RECENT years?!? Yeah, I’m gonna vist the Philippines really soon now. Thanks max americana.


11 posted on 09/05/2011 6:40:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: max americana

“was also suspected of having attacked a fisherman who went missing in July”

From the size of that crocodile I would venture to say a number of people have gone missing over the years.


12 posted on 09/05/2011 6:42:07 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Parley Baer

“From the size of that crocodile I would venture to say a number of people have gone missing over the years.”

I thought of that too! Looks like the croc is “fat” from devouring something..or even some people.


13 posted on 09/05/2011 6:47:50 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: max americana

Enough there to make my dad a couple of gun boats (size 15).


14 posted on 09/05/2011 6:49:24 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: SunkenCiv

The largest American Alligator on record was taken just south of me in Iberia Parish, LA. It measured just over 19’ and weighed in at 2,200 lbs.


15 posted on 09/05/2011 6:49:49 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: max americana

Crocodile has a light delicate flavour which is complimented by tropical fruits. Strong marinades are not recommended. Do not overcook.

Crocodile with Mango and Basil Sauce
300gm crocodile tail or body fillet, cut into thin slices
30gm peanut oil
20gm basil leaves
20gm parsley
5gm chopped garlic
20ml white wine vinegar
200ml olive oil
1 mango, stone removed
Salt and pepper

Method
Heat peanut oil in a frying pan, saute seasoned crocodile pieces for about 3 minutes then set aside and keep warm. Blend basil, garlic, parsley, vinegar and olive oil in a food processor until smooth
Slice mango thinly and arrange on a plate. Place crocodile slices in the centre, drizzle basil sauce around the plate and garnish with fresh herbs

They may have eliminated hunger in their village for a month or more, not to mention keeping extra mouths to feed (a good thing from my perspective, since I'm pro-life - not a liberal).

16 posted on 09/05/2011 6:51:34 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: max americana
“Well...I wonder what happened to the Louisiana Sheriff?”
17 posted on 09/05/2011 6:51:38 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Nachum

>> Amos Moses ‘d like that one...

He’d knock ‘em in the head with a stump?


18 posted on 09/05/2011 6:51:53 PM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: SunkenCiv

“Yeah, I’m gonna vist the Philippines really soon now. Thanks max americana.”
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Come on over...The water is fine.
If that croc is not enough for you, I will take you over to Bohol to see the world’s largest Python...23 feet and 600 lbs.
Sometimes the owner’s kids will curl up with him.


19 posted on 09/05/2011 6:52:29 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Pollster1
Yes, that Crocodile could have feed the whole village for a whole month.
How many boots and hats could they have made from the croc ?
20 posted on 09/05/2011 6:56:53 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: max americana

Wow.


21 posted on 09/05/2011 6:57:42 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Pollster1

Shark meat is just as tasty.


22 posted on 09/05/2011 6:58:12 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Pollster1

They said they will keep the croc as a tourist trap but that dish looks darn mouth-watering. I do go to the Philippines on business and I have had “lizard” one time. It’s called “bayawak’ in the Southern Philippines and it grows as big as the Komodo Dragon.


23 posted on 09/05/2011 6:59:46 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: AlexW

I go the RP on business and we went to a small “petting zoo” which they claimed was the biggest python, close to Laguna province. It freaked me out. Can’t believe they even had kids sit on this monster and take pictures.


24 posted on 09/05/2011 7:03:34 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: max americana
"which they plan to make the star of a planned ecotourism park in a southern Philippine town,"

What could go wrong? Appears to be a well thought out plan for a critter that eats water buffalo and trashed several traps.

25 posted on 09/05/2011 7:03:46 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: max americana; The Cajun

"Shood'im!

Shoooood'im!"


26 posted on 09/05/2011 7:07:34 PM PDT by Semper Mark (Vlad Tepes was a piker.)
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To: max americana

I heard Manny Pacquiao tamed it with a punch to the snout


27 posted on 09/05/2011 7:09:08 PM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: Huskrrrr

"Pull your cars over, you little brown pointy-heads! I'm a peace officer!"
28 posted on 09/05/2011 7:09:48 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Disgusted with the establishment GOP and their enablers.)
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To: max americana

Wow!! Can we send one to the WH?


29 posted on 09/05/2011 7:12:37 PM PDT by mardi59 (Time to turn off the tv so I don't break it..)
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To: max americana

I spent 18 months at Clark Air Base there and never saw anything bigger than a gecko. I knew there were a lot of Cobras on base, but I never saw one. Water Buffalo don’t count.


30 posted on 09/05/2011 7:14:34 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Ax

Clark AFB in Angeles City? Our company has a zone permit and office close-by as most bills of lading end up in the same economic zone. Also, supposedly the base is haunted, especially the hospital..from what I gathered.


31 posted on 09/05/2011 7:21:21 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: Rebelbase

Interestingly enough, Clifton James who played Sheriff J.W. Pepper, is a decorated WWII vet who was awarded a Silver Star for action in the south Pacific and the Philippines.


32 posted on 09/05/2011 7:29:50 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Markos33

Miss Elisabeth would have put a bullet between that things eyes.


33 posted on 09/05/2011 7:31:55 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Joe 6-pack

That’s a lot of shoes, belts, purses, and eatin’!


34 posted on 09/05/2011 7:32:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Bookmark.


35 posted on 09/05/2011 7:38:08 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Markos33
Shoooood'im!"

Think Troy would need a bigger gun for Lizabeth and a bigger boat for himself :^)

36 posted on 09/05/2011 7:39:11 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: Pollster1

Add a little “prik kee nu” chili and I’ll try some with a good beer.


37 posted on 09/05/2011 7:39:22 PM PDT by JimSEA (The future ain't what it used to be.)
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To: Rebelbase

LOL!


38 posted on 09/05/2011 7:52:07 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: max americana

My first thought also.


39 posted on 09/05/2011 7:58:35 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Rabid democRATS and 0bama the dictator own it all now.)
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To: max americana

So do Filipino crocodiles taste like adobo chicken?


40 posted on 09/05/2011 8:00:32 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: RichInOC

I dunno, but it would be a great meat additive to kare-kare’..


41 posted on 09/05/2011 8:25:29 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: RichInOC

In bet they taste like Balut


42 posted on 09/05/2011 8:26:37 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat, they sh#t on.)
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To: max americana

If only Steve Irwin was still around to see this!


43 posted on 09/05/2011 8:34:57 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: max americana

Amazing. That thing is probably more than a century old, too.


44 posted on 09/05/2011 8:37:21 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Now THAT is a big croc. That little gator that someone posted about last week would be a snack for this fellow.


45 posted on 09/05/2011 9:16:11 PM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: Nachum
Back atcha.
46 posted on 09/05/2011 9:19:03 PM PDT by kitchen (Over gunned is better than the alternative.)
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To: The Cajun

make a nice sauce piquante wit dat.


47 posted on 09/05/2011 9:44:15 PM PDT by CornBred
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To: CornBred
make a nice sauce piquante wit dat.

Mey, you could feed everybody up and down the bayou.

48 posted on 09/05/2011 10:12:50 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
The largest American Alligator on record was taken just south of me in Iberia Parish, LA. It measured just over 19’ and weighed in at 2,200 lbs.

I almost did not believe that. That must have been one unique alligator, comparable in size to the larger crocodiles (the Nile, Mugger and Saltwater crocodiles). Really interesting. I almost called 'bull' on that figure until I decided to check (since FReepers don't usually pull figures out of their behinds, meaning you must have known what you were talking about). That was one BIG alligator, and quite surprising because I never thought gators could get even NEAR that size. I thought that was purely crocodile territory (I've seen a lot of Nile crocodiles, and when they get big they are basically living nightmares). Thank you for the information.

49 posted on 09/05/2011 10:59:19 PM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: Farmer Dean

The only time I ever went anywhere long enough to need that much luggage, Uncle Sam supplied all of my luggage and clothes.


50 posted on 09/06/2011 4:24:47 AM PDT by magslinger (To properly protect your family you need a bible, a twelve gauge and a pig.)
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