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Massive Man-Eating Crocodile Caught In Philippines: Photos

by | 6th, September 2011

TO the Philippines where a 21-ft long 12,370lb slat water estuarine crocodile has been caught.

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…

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In this photo taken Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, Mayor Cox Elorde of Bunawan township, Agusan del Sur Province, pretends to measure a huge crocodile which was captured by residents and crocodile farm staff along a creek in Bunawan late Saturday in southern Philippines. Elorde said Monday 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. (AP Photo)



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