A huge crocodile caught in our country!

Huge Crocodile found in our coountry - A threat to the village
Philippines
September 5, 2011 10:38pm CST
Hi friends and mylotters! I logged in to my fb account and one of my friends who happens to be a mylotter too,shared a news about this huge crocodile found in our country. Take a look at the photo I atteched here you'll be amazed! The crocodile had been a threat to the village since a fisherman was lost and some villagers witnessed that this crocodile attacked a water buffalo. Good thing it was caught already and now will be put into a zoo. I wish to see it in person,lol! Do you have any incidents like this in your country?
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
6 Sep 11
hello cutie, You want to see this huge real monster in person? I want to see it also...so let's go I saw this news in yahoo last night and was fascinated how big it is. I even took the meter stick and see how large and long it is (so scary) I wonder where is his wife,kids,parents and other relatives have a good day jaiho®
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@Sreekala (23616)
• India
7 Sep 11
So you want to meet his family too
• Philippines
7 Sep 11
Hello my dear jaiho! I miss you friend! Oh,I really wanted to go friend,can we? The thing is,I can't leave Crystal,waaa!!! Is the place too far from Manila? I'm not good in kilometers,lol! But honestly friend,by just thinking of it(going there),I now feel excited,lol! I don't know why I find wild animals to be fascinating,lol! @Sree..haha,but on the second thought,jaiho has a point there friend. I also wonder if his family are just roaming around and preparing for some revenge,oh no!
• Philippines
6 Sep 11
Ya i saw it on the news this morning. He's so huge! And everytime they attempt to tie his mouth he suddenly open it. They find it so hard to tie his mouth. We even made a joke that "bangis" was caught already. hehehehehe
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• Philippines
6 Sep 11
You must be a Filipino 'cause you also know Bangis which I've known just in this discussion,lol! Yay,I missed that one! I should have seen that..when the crocodile opens his mouth!
• Philippines
6 Sep 11
Hello mtrguanlao, Not really that big compare to other countries but it's rare that we see large crocodiles like that. it's really hard to believe that in the interview of GMA there wasn't a reported incident of people gotten killed? or did I just missed a news on that. this is a dangerous one and can eat and swallow any Filipino as a whole.
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• Philippines
6 Sep 11
Hi Letran! Thank you for the link you provided up there,I watched it and was amazed! The news on GMA is somewhat not reliable 'cause I've searched over the internet about this crocodile for me to make an article out of it and turned out that all the articles I've read are with the same infromations. It was stated in GMA news that it weighs 600kilograms but all of the news in the internet stated that it weighs 1,075 kilos. GMA should be accurate on their reports.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
7 Sep 11
Really very scary news. In fact, this is my first time heard that your country have such a huge crocodile being caught by the locals. In my country, almost every rivers have crocodiles. The most famous crocodile in history in my country is the "Bujang Senang". It is said had killed many peoples in my country. That's why, i am very scared to live near to river area, for fear meeting the crocodile...
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• Philippines
8 Sep 11
Hi friend! Oh my,your crocodile sounds scarier than our croc! And it even has a name?! That means it's really a threat to your country! Is your country doing something about this?
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
8 Sep 11
That crocodile had become a legend in my country. Many had tried to catch it but not easy because this crocodile is tricky. Only in the year 1992, it was finally being caught. Now the skeleton is being displayed in one of my country's local museum. Many had fall prey as a victims to this crocodile, that's it had been a local legend. That's why, whenever there are flood in certain states in my country, people scare goes near the river, for fear of meeting the crocodile face to face.
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• Philippines
8 Sep 11
Oh! So that explains why it has a name! How big is that crocodile friend? Do you have a picture of it? Would love to see it,wow!Maybe if I will have the chance to visit your country,I will for sure go to that museum to see it,lol!
@bagarad (12653)
• Paso Robles, California
6 Sep 11
Wow! That is a monster, all right. I'm sure I have read of similar incidents here, but I can't remember them. What is fresh in my mind tonight is that a man was arrested for biting another man's pet python. Can you believe that? They don't know why the man bit the snake, but the snake had to have surgery to recover. It's amazing what some people will do.
• Philippines
6 Sep 11
Oh my,that's kinda funny to me,lol! What's on that man's mind?! Or is he drunk,haha! Now it's the other way aroud..the human was the one who attacked a python,what a news! Do you have a picture of the python friend? Wish to see it here,hehe!
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@bagarad (12653)
• Paso Robles, California
6 Sep 11
Sorry, they didn't include a picture of either man or snake, but the word "drunk" did appear in the write-up -- but only as a guess, not a fact.
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
8 Sep 11
" a man was arrested for biting another man's pet python." bagarad... lol good grief..the man who would have a pet python is crazy and the one who would bite it is insane....or as you hinted, drunk.
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@voracious (624)
• Philippines
6 Sep 11
I hope that the biggest crocodile that they caught is friendly like Bangis hehe.
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• Philippines
6 Sep 11
I don't think so voraciuos 'cause according to the news,it already attacked a buffalo and a fisherman was lost and they all assumed that the crocodile had something to do about his loss. May I know who is Bangis?
• Philippines
6 Sep 11
I hope people don't a miconception that crocodiles are friendly. unfortunately, they are true blooded preditors. http://www.gmanews.tv/largevideo/related/89908/sona-buwaya-sa-agusan-pinakamalaking-nahuli-raw-sa-pinas
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• Philippines
6 Sep 11
@mtrguanla Bangis is a prime time show of tv5 every evening in which the big crocodile and a kid as the main protagonists.
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• Australia
6 Sep 11
Back in 2008, I was living in Mackay in Central Queensland...we has major flooding in the wet season which brought a couple of crocs into town...1 wasn't caught until about 6 months after the floods & was living in the goose ponds near residential area in town!
• Philippines
6 Sep 11
It was scary and alarming. We have also same case as your country 2 years ago after the typhoon ondoy incident one crocodile escaped in rainforest park in pasig city but luckilly it was captured immediately so no harm happened.
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• Philippines
6 Sep 11
Hi moonchild! Oh my,scary! Is the crocodile caught as big as the picture I've shown here? @voraciuos..hey new friend,been to your profile to check if you're from Pasig,hehe! But you're not,I'm in Pasig,that's why I'm curious if you are also from my city. Yes,I saw it on the news how the crocodile swimmed in the flood,yay!
• Philippines
6 Sep 11
@mtrguanlao Yes I live at Pasig 2 years ago and now I transfer to Cabanatuan City. I miss the manggahan floodway and the Pasig Market.
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@Sreekala (23616)
• India
6 Sep 11
Hi mtr, I worried about the disappeared fisherman. Finally it caught and it is really a great relief to the people who scared by the same. There were news about wild elephants who came from the forests killed many people in south part of India. I also heard news about Leopard attacked people and pet animals in some places. I think all happened due to deforestation, people are destroying the forests for their selfishness and wild animals can’t live peaceful life in their respective places so they are forced to come out and attack people.
@Sreekala (23616)
• India
7 Sep 11
I think it was in the month of June lately (Elephant attacks). In Kerala too same incidents happened
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• Philippines
7 Sep 11
Hi my two dear friends! Sorry for my delayed reply. My son said the most dangerous animal is the elephant,he had known it in discovery or animal planet on tv(having some memory gap here,lol)And I asked him,how come elephants are dangerous son,he said,nobody can escape its weight and attacks,for sure a man will die. Hearing your stories,it's really alarming! But since you said the forest was destroyed,that could be the cause of their appearances and attacks,I guess mankind has an account for it. Can't blame the animals.
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@Sreekala (23616)
• India
8 Sep 11
You son is right, it is really big one and nobody can escape if it gone mad. In Kerala many incidents happened, elephant killed people (who are taking care of the elephant, in case of pet elephants)
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
8 Sep 11
I saw this on the news...YIKES!!! That is something one expects to see in a horror movie, but not in real life...that is spooky, spooky...
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• Philippines
10 Sep 11
Hi stary! Haha,I know it's spooky but honestly,I really wanted to see it in real life,lol!
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
10 Sep 11
You are braver than I am..this thing is what nightmares are made of
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• Philippines
10 Sep 11
Haha,I just don't know why these kind of animals fascinate me a lot! Did you know that I've already touched a shark?! Wow!
@Jacruz25 (1124)
• Philippines
6 Sep 11
Yeah I heard the news about that. The people were hunting the huge reptile for 3 weeks. It's 21 feet long and weighting 600kg (1320 lbs) probably the world's largest crocodile caught alive! It's currently a tourist attraction in Butuan.
@Jacruz25 (1124)
• Philippines
6 Sep 11
I read the article at yahoo and the croc weight 2,370 pounds (1,075 kilograms) What I heard in the news was 600kg.
• Philippines
7 Sep 11
I believe the news you've heard was on GMA news,right? Yes,the news on GMA was not accurate. I made an article of this crocodile captured alive and all the articles I've read have one thing in common regarding the exact weight of the crocodile and it turned out to be 2,370pounds.
• Singapore
6 Sep 11
Hi there! Yea, it was reported in my country's newspaper too! I was shocked to see such a gigantic crocodile and it's the first time that I see it! Wow such a giant, it's no wonder it can eat up anything! Of course I pity the fisherman, who was a star in the ecotourism industry right? But this giant, it's a menace to humans, especially kids. Wish they could put it into a zoo.
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• Philippines
6 Sep 11
Hi there! Oh yes,I was really surprised seeing such a gigantic crocodile! Wish I'll be able to see it in person,lol! I don't know why it amazes me to see such an animal like this! I read they will put it in an ecotourism park,it'll be like a zoo,for sure.
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
6 Sep 11
Hey it is so good to see your car avatar back JudgeIron. Been a long long time... where did you vanish dear?
• Philippines
16 Sep 11
hi mtr, Well Agusan Marsh is one natural habitat for them As time pass people are claiming this natural habitat of them But of course we both can't blame them they just want to live It sad that it comes to the point this animals need to kill to survive and people need to kill them to be safe happy mylotting
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• Philippines
16 Sep 11
Hi friend! I understand what you are trying to say 'cause that's also what I have in mind. I am somehow happy that the hunters captured "lolong" alive. I know crocodiles eat humans and animals to survive,we just have to be responsible for our safety that's why I also understand why they have to put "lolong" in a zoo. Goodnight my friend!
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
8 Sep 11
i heard it in the news. and they said, the crocodile even ate other big animals, not only a water buffalo. now it can be told that "bangis" is not only a pure imagination of tv5 and carlo caparas.
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• Philippines
10 Sep 11
Hi neildc! Nice to see you,for the first time,lol! Sorry for my delayed reply,been busy. I'm very much intrigued with this "bangis". I knew and heard of bangis only here in my discussion,yay! I must see it on tv. I wish to see the huge crocodile in person but I don't know when,lol! It really is huge!
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
7 Sep 11
I have seen a lot in Discovery channel and in National Geographic. They have episodes where they feature crocs..:) Mostly those near the amazon as well as in the Nile.
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• Philippines
8 Sep 11
Hi jazel! This one is for real! And it's in our country! Well,the ones you've seen in those channels are also real but this huge crocodile is incredible! I really wanted to see it in real life,lol!
• United States
6 Sep 11
i dont think they should have caught the crocodile. even crocodiles are Gods creatures. He created them and put them on this earth for a reason. that crocodile has just as much a right to be on this planet as any human does. i dont like how the animals were her first and humans just came in and took over. putting the animal in a zoo is wrong also just because the animal is so large. it is nice to look at and marvel at but if thats the case why dont we put any extra ordinarly large person in a zoo to marvel at too?
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• Philippines
8 Sep 11
Hi cowgirl! You have a point there, We know animals like this are wild in nature and that's how they live and survive, They look at us as food or prey. I can't also blame the victims of this animal as they lost one of their loved ones. I do respect animals and I'm really fascinated with them but I also respect humans who are angry because of their loss. Putting the crocodile to the zoo is I guess the best way for the town people since the crocodile is already a threat to them. But I know that's not the real habitat of the animal. The animal will be taken care of still.
• United States
6 Sep 11
Hello my dear sweet friend! We have had incidents such as these where a giant bear has attacked and bitten the trainer. I have heard of a crocodile being captured in someone home one time but luckily no one was hurt. I also recall an Ape attacking a child at the zoo too. There have been incidents and each time it is far more scarier. It never gets easier to hear about them because of the harm they have caused.
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• Philippines
7 Sep 11
Hello my dear dear friend! Oh my,there really are so many scary incidents about the attacks of these wild animals. I've been seeing animal attack videos on tv and they are all scary! I guess we just have to be careful with these wild animals even in zoos.
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
6 Sep 11
Hi Mtr When you visit the croc... just be sure that you dont feed it... The only incident I remember is when I was at the Military Academy training them on Computers, that the village by the sea had one shark about 12 feet that somehow got into the local sea. The people killed it and it was sold out in the market. The Army came to know about it the next day and they went out to give a training to the people so that they will not kill such things the next time and inform the army who would take care and ensure the animals are sent back to where they came from.
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• Philippines
7 Sep 11
Hi dear Sids! Happy to see you here in my discussion buddy! Haha,feeding it is one thing I would really love to do Sids,exciting! Wow,a shark about 12 feet,that's big already! But why did the people killed it? I know these animals attacked because that's really how they live,wild in nature. Good thing they were told not to mkill those animals again.
@edsss17 (4398)
• Philippines
6 Sep 11
Nay! :) Naks... You made an article bout it, hahaha! Amazing~! :) I regret not taking a photo of it in my own camera.. I saw it on my 2 own eyes!
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• Philippines
7 Sep 11
Hello bunso! Haha,yes,I made an article out of it,lol! I was so fascinated by it and that inspired me to write an article and even a discussion here,lol! Thanks,you sharing it on fb,that's where I saw it. I so envy you bunso! You were able to see it in person,waaa!!! You should have brought a camera with you and shared it with us here. Can you tell me what happened when you saw it? Would love to hear your story,exciting for sure!
• Philippines
6 Sep 11
It is indeed big compared to other crocodile species here in Philippines. I just hope and pray that the animal didn't hurt anyone.
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• Philippines
7 Sep 11
Yes totallyundecided,crocodile farm experts said that this crocodile is so far the largest one captured alive here in our country. Crocodiles are really wild in nature,people should be the one careful for them. I hope this crocodile wont harm anybody else.
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
6 Sep 11
Hi! I've seen this in yahoo news! My golly, it was really big! Twenty feet! Four times my height and 22 times my weight! That's really scary. And it said in the news that it had ate a child before. I can imagine how the villagers lived in fear because of this killer croc. And I can also imagine their happiness when it was caught. That crocodile can even eat me! I can fit perfectly in its mouth! It was good thing that it was caught. But they said there are other killer crocodiles there. I wouldn't want to live in that kind of place. The news also said that the crocodile will become the new "star" of a planned eco-park. Even if the crocodile is dangerous, I hope when they put it in a cage or something, they will imitate exactly the habitat of the crocodile and not just put it in a steel cage or something.
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• Philippines
6 Sep 11
Hi secretbear! I think the news you have read is somewhat wrong from the information that it had eaten a child. There was an incident that a crocodile ate a child but it was not the same crocodile caught just recently. It's from other place in Philippines. It really is scary so people should be very careful not to go near the creek. I saw on news just tonight that they made a little pond for the crocodile as its temporary habitat.
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