Reptilia Croc

September 6, 2011

The Cold Blooded News

Reptilia Droc soldier in the Philippines!
No not really, but this giant crocodile could pass for one. My Dad sent me a news story about a 21 foot crocodile captured alive in the Philippines.

Residents look at a 21-feet (6.4 metres) saltwater crocodile, which is suspected of having attacked several people, after it was caught in Nueva Era in Bunawan town, Agusan del Sur, southern Philippines September 4, 2011. The crocodile captured on Sunday evening weighing one ton, and is the largest crocodile caught in the country to date, according to the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center. Picture taken September 4, 2011. … more

Just thought I’d add some regular reptile news. Pretty rare to see a croc that big these days. Really happy they decide to capture him alive.

Story update:

Sadly I learned this incredible creature died a short time after capture. It sounds like a combination of the animal not being able to adjust to captivity, with severely inadequate housing conditions.

It’s a real shame. While alligators and crocodiles are populations are bouncing back in many parts of the world, there aren’t many of these truly huge specimens left in the wild. The larger Crocs are a prime target for hunting, and are usually put down when captured in populated area.

Rest in peace big guy.