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Giant Crocodile: 21-Foot Crocodile Captured Alive in Philippines (Video and Photo)

Giant crocodile measuring 6.4 meters (21 feet) weighing about 2,370 pounds (1,075 kilograms) was captured by villagers along a creek in Bunawan township in Agusan del Sur province, Philippines last Saturday, September 2, 2011.

The giant crocodile was first seen by local farm villagers killing a water buffalo (carabao) last month and was also suspected of having attacked a fisherman who went missing in July, according to reports.

After they spotted the giant reptile, villagers and members of the crocodile farm staff set four traps, which the giant crocodile destroyed. They then used sturdier traps using steel cables, one of which finally caught the giant crocodile late Saturday.

According to the town Mayor Edwin Cox Elorde it took almost 100 people to place the reptile in a fenced cage. The mayor also said that they are planning to build an eco-tourism park for species found in a vast marshland in Agusan (an impoverished region about 515 miles southeast of Manila) featuring the giant crocodile.

Video credit: popis191 on YouTube