September 5, 2011 by staff
Mayor Sylvia B. Bunaw Elorde said in a telephone interview Sun.Star Davao that three officials of Palawan Crocodile Farm Conservation Center and Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center of Palawan and led the team in the capture of the giant crocodile.
Elorde said that according to experts in Palawan, the crocodile with a width of 3.5 meters is the largest freshwater crocodile that has ever been caught in Philippine history.
But can not determine the age of the male alligator.
The effort to corner the crocodile has intensified after reports that several residents have been missing for months.
Shortly after midnight on Sunday, Palawan experts who have created a trap made of wood and other materials that are highly trapped crocodile while going for the bait.
Elorde said the crocodile is temporarily caged in Barangay Masapya awaiting transfer to a safer area.
Reportedly had at least four hours before the alligator was pulled out of the river successfully.
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