Enormous Crocodile Captured
A saltwater crocodile longer than 21 ft (6.4 m) and weighing an estimated 2,370 lbs (1,075 kg) was caught in the southern part of the Philippines. The crocodile is one of the largest to be captured in recent years. As large as that monster looks, believe it or not a few crocs have been measured that are larger than this.
The authorities of the village went after the crocodile because the villagers witnessed the behemoth kill a water buffalo and it is also considered a suspect in the disappearance of a local fisherman.
Initially they setup four of their usual traps but the fat and wily reptile was able to break through these traps. Only when they made a stronger trap reinforced with steel cables did they succeed.
Lucky for the croc, the villagers plan to make an eco-tourism park and make him the star of the show. Will he get even fatter still?
Meanwhile, the villagers are still concerned that there are many crocodiles in the nearby waters and swamps. Is it possible there are even larger ones lurking?
Here is another big one, this time from Australia. It is probably a little too close for comfort for some of those tourists.