Friday, October 7, 2011

That's one MONSTER croc!

A hunting team in the southern Philippines caught a 21-foot crocodile in September that weighs a whopping 2,370 pounds and is estimated to be at least 50 years old. It is believe to be the largest reptile of its kind ever captured. It took roughly 100 people to pull the beast from a creek by rope and then hoist it by crane onto a truck.

Villagers suspect the animal of fatally attacking a farmer in the town of Bunwan, as well as a 12-year-old girl who was killed in 2009. But villagers are not resting easy just yet. They are not certain this is the man-eater, because there have been sightings of other crocodiles in the area.

In fact, local residents believe there may be an even bigger crocodile that could be the culprit. The local government in Bunwan said that it would not kill the animal and would instead establish a nature park where tourists could visit the enormous animal.

Are you surprised that this crocodile’s life is being spared?

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