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21-foot, man-eating crocodile captured in the Phillipines

Sep 7, 2011 By Abraham 16

From the news story

A monster 21-foot (6.4-metre) saltwater crocodile, believed to be the biggest ever captured, has been trapped in the southern Philippines after a spate of fatal attacks, officials said Tuesday.

The 1,075-kilogram (2,370-pound) male is suspected of eating a farmer who went missing in July in the town of Bunawan…

The hunter examined the crocodile’s stomach contents by forcing it to vomit after it was captured Saturday, but there was no trace of human remains or of several water buffaloes also reported missing by locals.

“The community was relieved,” Sumiller said of the capture, but added: “We’re not really sure if this is the man-eater, because there have been other sightings of other crocodiles in the area.”…

The local government of the impoverished town of 30,000 people has decided against putting down the reptile, and will instead build a nature park where it will go on display.

16 Comments

    1. Kandi says:

      Chelsi, didn’t your liberal arts college offer that class as an elective? Mine did, but I had to drop the class to take algebra. :)

  1. Kandi says:

    How, exactly, does an “impoverished town” come up with the funds to construct a nature park that will successfully contain this beast?

    1. Shawn says:

      Shoot, how do you even contain that size of an animal. I seriously doubt any amount of concrete would stop it if it wanted to leave.

      1. Josh S says:

        It’s a 20 ft gator, not a t-rex. It could be contained with a relatively small concrete wall. Though they may try and use sticks and fail…

  2. Carl says:

    At first glance at the title & accompanying picture in my blog reader I thought a 21-foot man was captured eating crocodile in the Philippines.

  3. Flip says:

    Are you kidding me they want to keep it they should just kill and eat the gator. Im sure a few of them could use a good meal and besides what money do they have to feed the gator.

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