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20.1-foot giant crocodile captured alive in Agusan del Sur, Philippines

A 20.1-foot giant crocodile was captured by crocodile farm staff and residents in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur, Philippines on Saturday, September 3, 2011.

Giant crocodile captured alive in Philippines
Mayor Cox Elorde of Bunawan, measuring the giant crocodile. Photo Credit: AP 

The town Mayor Edwin Cox Elorde said that the giant crocodile weighs about 2,370 pounds or 1,075 kilograms. Almost a hundred people helped in pulling the giant crocodile off the creek, where a crane lifted it into a truck,

There is a plan to build an eco-tourism park for species found in Agusan del Sur’s vast marshland having the giant crocodile as the main attraction.

First seen by local villagers killing a water buffalo (carabao) last month, it was also suspected to have attacked the fisherman who went missing last July. The Philippine crocodile farm staff hunted the reptile for three weeks.

The reptile destroyed four traps that were set by Villagers and the crocodile farms staff. Finally, the reptile was captured last Saturday, when sturdier traps using steel cables were used.

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  1. elmamejo
    September 6, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Kadako kaayo sa crocodile kahadluk oi, mukaon daw na ug tawo.

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