21-Foot Croc Caught in Philippines

    In this photo taken Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, Mayor Cox Elorde of Bunawan township, Agusan del Sur Province, pretends to measure a huge crocodile which was captured by residents and crocodile farm staff along a creek in Bunawan late Saturday in southern Philippines. Elorde said Monday that dozens of villagers and experts ensnared the 21-foot (6.4-meter) male crocodile along a creek in his township after a three-week hunt. It was one of the largest crocodiles to be captured alive in the Philippines in recent years. (AP Photo)

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    It’s Captain Hook’s worst nightmare: A team of 30 men in the Philippines caught a 21-foot saltwater crocodile on Saturday on the southern island of Mindanao. The monstrous croc weighed in at 2,370 pounds, and is thought to be the biggest of its kind in captivity. "When I finally stood before it, I couldn't believe my eyes,” the town’s mayor told the Associated Press. Though the creature has been blamed for the death of a young girl and a fisherman, there’s no proof yet that it was responsible. Villagers have vowed to continue hunting for more giant crocodiles in their midst.

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