Another "monster crocodile" on the loose in Agusan del Sur? Residents say it’s "bigger" than captured 21-foot croc

ABS-CBNNews.com reports that authorities in the town of Bunawan, Agusan del Sur are hunting another giant saltwater crocodile that is believed to be larger than the one captured alive by locals last Saturday, September 3.

The monster crocodile is now a tourist attraction.

 

ABS-CBNNews.com reports that authorities in the town of Bunawan, Agusan del Sur are hunting another giant saltwater crocodile that is believed to be larger than the one captured alive by locals last Saturday, September 3.

 

The report quoted Rollie Sumiller who leading the hunt for this "possibly larger reptile." "We’re not really sure if this is the man-eater, because there have been other sightings of other crocodiles in the area," Sumiller said.

 

However, there were no other details about the so-called "second monster crocodile." Until it appears on the scene, the spotlight belongs to the 21-foot captured male crocodile, which weighs around 600 kilos or over a thousand pounds.

 

According to the latest ABS-CBNNews.com report the captured monster croc may set a world record. "Posible s’ya na hindi lang s’ya sa Philippines kundi sa world [rin]. Kasi... record-breaking ’yung size n’ya," said Bunawan’s Mayor Edwin Elorde.

 

The ABS-CBNNews.com report pionted out that the 21-foot Bunawan crocodile has a 3-foot advantage over Cassius, an 18-foot male crocodile in Australia which is currently listed as the largest captive saltwater crocodile on the Guinness World Records website.

 

Indeed, GMA News Online reports that "National wildlife authorities in the Philippines are still expected to submit official findings, but have already told the media that the crocodile is easily the largest ever captured in the Philippines."

 

For more on this story, log on to ABS-CBNNews.com and GMA News Online.

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