Tuesday, September 6, 2011
A giant crocodile that measures around 21 foot or 6.4 meters was captured along a creek by crocodile farm staff and residents in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur province in the Philippines on Saturday, September 2.
According to the town Mayor Edwin Cox Elorde, the giant crocodile weighing about 2,370 pounds or 1,075 kilograms, it took almost 100 people to pull the giant crocodile off the creek. A crane was even used to lift the reptile into a truck and place it inside a fenced cage.
The mayor also said that they are planning to build an eco-tourism park for species found in a vast marshland in Agusan (an impoverished region about 515 miles southeast of Manila) showcasing the giant crocodile.
The giant crocodile was first seen by local farm villagers killing a water buffalo (carabao) last month and was also suspected of having attacked a fisherman who went missing in July. The reptile was being hunted by Philippine crocodile farm staff in the last three weeks.
After they spotted the giant reptile, villagers and the crocodile farm staff set four traps, which the giant crocodile destroyed. They then used sturdier traps using steel cables, one of which finally caught the giant crocodile late Saturday.
Posted by BLOGGER at 6:06 AM
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