Monday, September 5, 2011

One Ton Crocodile Caught Alive By Villagers In The Philippines

Mayor Edwin Cox Elorde extends arms in an efford to measure the crocodile. Photo: AP

It took about one hundred people to pull crocodile from creek.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 5, 2011

Bunawan, Philippines - On Sunday, Edwin Cox Elorde, Mayor of Bunawan township in the Agusan del Sur province confirmed the live capture of a one ton salt water crocodile late Saturday. The 21-foot crocodile was caught in a creek by professional hunters and about one hundred villagers helped to lift the crocodile into a flatbed to transport it to a secure holding area.
The villagers had been hunting for the crocodile for three weeks. The crocodile weights 2,370 pounds (1,075 kilograms).
Mayor Elorde says, an ecotourism project is planned and an area to hold the crocodile will be built to attract tourists into the township.

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