Massive Man-Eating Crocodile Caught In Philippines: Photos
Locals in the village of Bunawan have been hunting the beast since mid-August.
Plans are for it to be rehoused in a nature park.
The AFP says the croc was “trapped after a spate of fatal attacks”.
The Associated Press lists a paste as…two attacks – one suspected:
A child was killed two years ago in the township by a crocodile that was not caught, and a croc is suspected of killing a fisherman missing since July. Villagers witnessed a crocodile killing a water buffalo last month.
The legnd builds in time for the park’s opening…
In this photo a Philippine National Police officer stands next a giant saltwater crocodile which was captured by residents and crocodile farm staff along a creek in Bunawan township, Agusan Del Sur province in southern Philippines late Saturday. Mayor Cox Elorde of Bunawan said that dozens of villagers and experts ensnared the 21-foot (6.4-meter) male crocodile along a creek in his township after a three-week hunt. It was one of the largest crocodiles to be captured alive in the Philippines in recent years.