Suspected killer crocodile caught in Philippines
Updated: 2011-07-11 20:21
MANILA, Philippines - Wildlife workers in the Philippines have caught a 13.7-foot (4.18-meter) -long saltwater crocodile that is suspected of killing a fisherman last month.
Local environment officer Alex Marcaida says the giant croc was captured in a trap set up along the Rio Tuba river in Bataraza township in western Palawan province.
The male crocodylus porosus caught Monday is estimated to weigh up to 770 pounds (350 kilograms). It had to be tied, blindfolded and carried by more than 10 men.
Marcadia says it will be induced to vomit to see if its stomach contents contain human tissue, though he says it might be too late to know for sure whether it was responsible for the fisherman's death.
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