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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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What a crock!!!
Whoa... Amos Moses ‘d like that one...
21 feet long...just like my living room. Great....I won’t sleep tonight!!
That makes two of us. That thing is huge.
Croc ate a couple of trucks ???
That Crock is lucky, they did not eat him!
A person could make a fine set of luggage out of that critter.
YUp. Plus the article said there’s MORE of them there..
...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.
“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.
“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.
Enough there to make my dad a couple of gun boats (size 15).
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.
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
5gm chopped garlic
20ml white wine vinegar
200ml olive oil
1 mango, stone removed
Salt and pepper
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).
>> Amos Moses d like that one...
He’d knock ‘em in the head with a stump?
“Yeah, Im gonna vist the Philippines really soon now. Thanks max americana.”
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.
Shark meat is just as tasty.
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.
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.
What could go wrong? Appears to be a well thought out plan for a critter that eats water buffalo and trashed several traps.
I heard Manny Pacquiao tamed it with a punch to the snout
Wow!! Can we send one to the WH?
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.
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.
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.
Miss Elisabeth would have put a bullet between that things eyes.
That’s a lot of shoes, belts, purses, and eatin’!
Think Troy would need a bigger gun for Lizabeth and a bigger boat for himself :^)
Add a little “prik kee nu” chili and I’ll try some with a good beer.
My first thought also.
So do Filipino crocodiles taste like adobo chicken?
I dunno, but it would be a great meat additive to kare-kare’..
In bet they taste like Balut
If only Steve Irwin was still around to see this!
Amazing. That thing is probably more than a century old, too.
Now THAT is a big croc. That little gator that someone posted about last week would be a snack for this fellow.
make a nice sauce piquante wit dat.
Mey, you could feed everybody up and down the bayou.
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.
The only time I ever went anywhere long enough to need that much luggage, Uncle Sam supplied all of my luggage and clothes.