MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials say they are hunting for an even bigger crocodile after capturing a 20-foot (6.1-meter) reptile that could be one of the biggest ever caught.
Villagers and veteran hunters ensnared the saltwater crocodile over the weekend after a three-week hunt along a creek in remote Agusan del Sur province. Terrified villagers have reported at least one deadly attack by the huge reptiles.
Weighing 2,370 pounds (1,075 kilograms), the crocodile was the biggest to be caught alive in the Philippines in recent years.
Theresa Mundita Lim of the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau said Tuesday wildlife officials are trying to confirm if it’s the largest such catch in the world.