Jul 02 2012
Guinness World Records has declared that a huge crocodile blamed for deadly attacks in the southern Philippines is the largest in captivity in the world. The giant reptile has brought pride, fear, tourism revenues and attention to the remote town where it was captured.
The saltwater crocodile named Lolong, which was captured last September in Bunawan town in Agusan del Sur province, measures 20.24 feet (6.17 meters) and weighs more than a ton, Guinness spokeswoman Anne-Lise Rouse said in a statement seen Sunday. The reptile took the top spot from an Australian crocodile which measured more than 17 feet (5 meters) and weighed nearly a ton.
It was either this or the chick at the Olympic trials who got in trouble for the racy swimsuit. (If you hit the link you can have the ‘em both). Two comments here; (1) There’s a sick f%ck inside of me who would like to see this big f$cker in action, and (2) why is it that odd, large animals are always caught in the Philippines or China and captured in something like chains or duct tape? Aren’t those countries brilliant? What gives…
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