"Monster crocodile" in Agusan del Sur is biggest one caught in the Philippines

A report on GMA News TV’s News to Go said a 21-foot saltwater crocodile "suspected of having attacked several people" was caught in Barangay Nueva Era in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur. The report went on to say that the crocodile weighs around 600 kilos and "is the largest crocodile caught in the country to date, according to the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center."

The biggest crocodile ever caught in the Philippines weighs 600 kilos (or around 1,322 pounds) and measures 21 feet.

 

A report on GMA News TV’s News to Go said a 21-foot saltwater crocodile "suspected of having attacked several people" was caught in Barangay Nueva Era in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur. The report went on to say that the crocodile weighs around 600 kilos and "is the largest crocodile caught in the country to date, according to the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center."

 

A GMA News Online report quoted Bunawan Municipal Councilproject director Ronald Nuer who said that it took them 21 nights to catch the male crocodile. The report also identified a Barangay Nueva Era resident Luciano Auxtero who said, " Malaki ang paniniwala ko na kinain ng buwaya ang nawawala kong kapatid."

 

Apparently, as detailed in the same report, large crocodiles have terrorized other communities in Palawan and Agusan.  Last July, in Rio Tuba in Palawan, snares were used to capture "a 13-foot crocodile believed to have killed fisherman Edwin Lucero." In 2009, in another Agusan del Sur minicipality, a crocodile reportedly bit off a child’s head.

 

For more on this story, log on to GMA News Online.

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