After a 3 week hunt, this monster was caught alive at the Agusan March, 4th of September. Allegedly, the saltwater crocodile is 21-foot-long (6.4-meter-long) and 2,369-pound (1,075-kilogram). Huge isn’t he? He was named, Lolong and officials are still checking if he is indeed the biggest crocodile alive. I learned that Guinness Book of World Records lists a 17.97-foot-long (5.48-meter-long), Australian-caught saltwater crocodile as the largest in captivity. Experts are in doubt if he is the biggest since according them, there’s never been a croc longer that approximately 18 feet.
Imagine how huge is that croc? I just can’t imagine how a croc like that ever existed. Villagers from the place where it was caught celebrated when he was captured but still there’s a rumor that another one of its kind and a much larger croc is still out in the open. It’s mainly being suspected of being a man-eater.
See how they had him tied, I wonder how strong his jaws are. I heard from the news that a lot of villagers from that area were gone missing and their bodies were nowhere to be found. It’s actually that talk of the town that there’s a pack of crocodiles lurking the march and they’re the reason behind those missing people. They haven’t confirmed it yet since they need to kill it to check his stomach if there were body parts inside it. Lolong was suspected of attacking a local fisherman who disappeared in July.
This was taken before the capture, September 3rd. Since there were rumors that another one of its kind is still out there, an international show offered the Philippine government to let them organize a team that would search for the remaining beast. I’m not exactly sure if there were truth about that though.
The captured saltwater crocodile swims in its enclosure on September 6. Placed in a fenced cage, the town plans to build an ecotourism park built around the crocodile, for species found in a vast marshland in Agusan.
I want to see it but not that close though. Haha 🙂