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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Giant 21ft killer croc is caught


Captured ... Mayor Cox Elorde and locals with killer crocodile

Captured ... Mayor Cox Elorde and locals with killer crocodile

A GIANT 21ft crocodile feared to have attacked several villagers has been
caught after a three-week hunt.

The one-ton male saltwater beast was trapped in a creek in Bunawan, in the

Philippines, on Saturday night.

It is one of the largest crocs ever to be captured alive in the country.

Dozens of locals and staff from a crocodile farm set up traps to catch the
monster after reports of a number of savage crocodile attacks.

Video: Giant crocodile caught alive

21-FOOT man-eating croc weighing 1 ton captured in Philippines

The reptile is suspected of killing a tragic fisherman who went missing in


The croc may now be put into a planned ecotourism park in the southern town.

Mayor Cox Elorde says that this would turn it "from a threat into an asset".

After the hunt, he said: "We were nervous but it's our duty to deal with

a threat to the villagers. When I finally stood before it, I couldn't
believe my eyes."

About 100 people had to pull the crocodile from the creek to a clearing where

a crane lifted it into a truck.