A 13-foot crocodile caught alive in Palawan province
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A 13-foot crocodile caught alive in Palawan province

Manila : Philippines | Jul 11, 2011 at 8:32 AM PDT
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Palawan- the largest province of the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – Monday, a 13.7-foot sea water male crocodile was caught near where the man's partial remains were found in Bataraza Township of western Palawan province. The crocodile will be checked and examined to find out if it slaughtered a fisher folk last month.

The crocodile had to be tied, blindfolded, and carried by over 10 people. It was anticipated to weigh up to 770 pounds.

A spokesman for an environment council in Palawan province, Alex Marcaida said that the giant crocodile was captured in a ensnare set up all along the Rio Tuba River to chase for the crocodile that ate the fisherman's legs.

It will be stimulated to vomit to make sure if its stomach to have human tissues, nevertheless, it might be very late to identify whether the croc killed the fisherman.

The saltwater or estuarine crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) is the world's largest living reptile species. They prosper in mangrove areas, and over the last 10 years, have slaughtered at least three (3) people in Palawan, Marcaida said.

Wildlife workers only grab hold of "problem crocodiles" but commonly leave crocodiles in their natural habitation. Those trapped are brought to a crocodile farm and wildlife center.

The killings may have taken place, he said, because the crocodiles' natural habitats have been disturbed.

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The saltwater or estuarine crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) is the world's largest living reptile species.
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