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Monday, September 12, 2011

One-Ton Croc Caught in Philippines

After a deadly attack, villagers in the Agusan del Sur province caught a record-breaking 20-foot saltwater crocodile weighing-in at over one ton. The crocodile had to be pulled by rope by some 100 villagers to a creek where it could be lifted onto a crane. Guinness Book of World Records lists the largest crocodile as just under 51/2 meters, which this one bests, though authorities are still waiting to see if this is the largest crocodile ever captured.

It is certainly the largest caught in the Philippines in recent years and has allayed the fears of some area villagers, but not all. Many believe an even larger saltwater crocodile may be in the area.

© C Harris Lynn, 2011

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