Giant Crocodile Captured Alive
September 6, 2011 by staff
Giant Crocodile Captured Alive, The villagers and hunters veterans in a southern Philippine town have captured a giant saltwter crocodile, which weighs about a ton, alive. The male crocodile, which is over 21 feet (6.4 meters) attacked and killed a water buffalo last month and also suspected of having attacked a fisherman who disappeared in July.
According to an AP report, the giant crocodile, which could be one of the largest crocodiles captured alive in recent times, will be the main attraction of a planned eco-tourism park in a village in southern Philippines.
“We were nervous, but it is our duty to deal with a threat to the villagers,” said Mayor Edwin Cox Elorde AP. “When I finally got in front I could not believe my eyes.”
The giant animal destroys the traps set by hunters first, however, the traps with stronger steel cables that work.
At the end of a manhunt that lasted nearly three weeks, a stream in Bunaw municipality in the province Agusan del Sur captured the crocodile. About 100 people took to the pound 2370 (1075 kg) crocodile creek in an area where a crane lifted it to a truck.
The crocodile was placed in a fenced cage in an area where the city plans to build an ecological park of species found in a marshy area in large Agusan, an impoverished region of 515 miles (830 kilometers) southeast of Manila, Elorde, said.
He said the villagers were happy because it could turn the crocodile “from a threat into an advantage.”
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