Skip to comments.Giant 21-Foot Crocodile Caught in Philippines [PHOTOS & VIDEO]
Posted on 09/07/2011 11:48:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A giant 21-foot crocodile weighing in at about a ton was caught by a group of villagers in the Philippines, possibly making this the largest crocodile captured alive ever.
The giant crocodile has been plaguing the town for years, as it reportedly attacked and killed a water buffalo last month according to witnesses and possibly a fisherman and child who have been missing since July.
Villagers and veteran hunters of Bunawan, 515 miles southeast of the capital Manila, caught the crocodile after a hunt which lasted about three weeks.
It took nearly 100 people to pull the 2,370 pound crocodile out of a nearby creek where it was caught in sturdy traps with steel cables. A crane lifted the giant crocodile to a truck where it was placed in a caged-off area under the control of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
"We were nervous but it's our duty to deal with a threat to the villagers," Mayor Edwin Cox Elorde told The Associated Press by telephone. "When I finally stood before it, I couldn't believe my eyes."
The town plans to use the giant 21-foot crocodile as an exhibit, along with other species found in the marshland, in an ecotourism park to be built in the future
And God said, “Let there be shoes!!
Villagers Pull 1-Ton Crocodile Out of Creek in Philippines (crikey!)
Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2011 9:29:14 AM by max americana
And food for a year.
“caught”, did they kill it? What do they mean, ‘exhibit’? Stuffed?
I need a new laptop bag....
They caught it alive.
Average reach of a human is equal to their height on average. Filipino is on average a short person. You sure that’s the actual pic of the big Gator ?
“And God said, “Let there be shoes!!””
And matching purses and belts, too! LOL!
I asked in a polite manner....sorry you couldn’t answer in the same manner.
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