Skip to comments.Philippine town mourns largest captive crocodile
Posted on 02/10/2013 7:45:12 PM PST by Redcitizen
MANILA, Philippines (AP) The world's largest saltwater crocodile in captivity has died, sending villagers to tears in the backwater southern Philippine town that had started to draw tourists, revenue and development because of the immense reptile. The crocodile had been blamed for deadly attacks on people before it was captured in 2011 and sent to live at an eco-tourism park that was built to house the giant. The reptile quickly became a star attraction of marshy Bunawan, a far-flung town of 37,000 people in Agusan del Sur province about 515 miles (830 kilometers) southeast of Manila.
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I also heard there was a larger crocodile out there.
What a croc.
IBT Crocodile tears.
Off to croc heaven, where an eternity of plump, slow moving weiner dogs stand perilously close to the water’s edge.
What are they crying about? The croc is in the Guiness records and they now have a supply of material for wallets and shoes.
LOL. Is it a croc of bull, or just a croc of croc? I have been to Agusan Del Norte, not Agusan Del Sur. Next week, I will be in Davao Del Sur. I will watch out for the bulls, er, I mean the crocs.
It could have lived another 50 years if they just kept feeding it liberals.
Hell, it could have a month off just Moochelle..
Why don’t they take their big croc and stuff it?
Surely they can get access to a taxidermist.
It won’t be anywhere near as good as a live croc, of course, but still better than nothing.
They could open up a restaurant around it, or something.
They can pull out their croc pots and have a dinner party too.
Yes, with a diorama or something.
They taste like chicken, but they say the same thing about us.
“It could have lived another 50 years if they just kept feeding it liberals.”
Weekly trips of Air Force One and its support 747’s could have kept the croc well fed and done a great service here of ridding DC of the Leftist Scorge.
“...They taste like chicken,...”
BBQ’d caligator tail is very tasty. Is it safe to assume that BBQ’d croc tail would also be a tasty delicacy?
I visited one of the world’s largest Pythons over on Bohol.
It is quite a site.
The kids of the family actually curl up with it.
I get the feeling there was no intelligent care for it.
“The 1-ton crocodile was declared dead Sunday a few hours after flipping over with a bloated stomach in a pond”
I’m guessing it was dead for a day or two before it flipped over.
They will bark like dogs to lure them closer. Yeah, I know. It sounds like a crock ...
Why does that completely sound like a Far Side cartoon to me?
When I was a kid I lived in the Philippines, and my brother was friends with a kid whose parents owned a notorious bar off base named “Paulines”. It was the standard Olongapo bar, cheesy, dirty, lots of prostitutes and likely watered down booze. (I heard Olongapo referred to as both “Sh*t City and Sin City, but it sure smelled a lot more like the former than the latter.)
We used to get calls from young, female filipina voices asking “Is Mikeeee home?” My mother was infuriated, but my brother, a year older than me said he never touched them...:)
But the star attraction was the crocodile pit where you could purchase baby chicks from a vendor and feed them to creatures living within.
I never went there, so I don’t know what it looked like, but I suspect the bar shown in the movie “The Flight of The Intruder” (where a guy got thrown into the Crock pit) was a Hollywoodized creation of that bar, because that bar in the movie looked more pleasant than any stories I ever heard of the real one.