Suspected killer crocodile caught in Philippines

Updated: 2011-07-11 20:21


Twitter Facebook Myspace Yahoo! Linkedin Mixx

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.


Burning desire

Tradition overrides public safety as fireworks make an explosive comeback

Melody of life
Demystifying Tibet
Bubble worries

European Edition


90th anniversary of the CPC

The Party has been leading the country and people to prosperity.

Say hello to hi panda

An unusual panda is the rising star in Europe's fashion circles

My China story

Foreign readers are invited to share your China stories.

 The write stuff
Vice-President visits Italy
Sky is the limit