Filipinos caught crocodile weighing more than a ton
• Filipinos caught crocodile weighing more than a ton of
Philippine near the village of Consuelo was caught by a huge crocodile, a suspect in the attack on the people. To honor residents of the village, they killed a dangerous predator, but only captured it.
A giant, named Lolong, refers to estuarine (saltwater) crocodiles, the largest among the relatives.
It is known that the length of the adult males of this species may occasionally exceed six meters. But usually they grow up to 4-5, 5 m. The monster Lolong, according to the National Geographic, has a length of 6, 4 meters.
Biologists point out that normally attack the crocodiles on people happen when people interfere with the habitat of huge reptiles, reducing the amount of available food.
Alas, while the measurement of the animal is not officially confirmed. If the specified size of the Filipinos be true, it will be a big leap up the scale, says American biologist Allan Woodward (Allan Woodward), who commented the captivity of this monster. So in the Guinness book biggest caught alive and in captivity crocodile was listed Australian instance (also saltwater crocodile), were 5, 48 m.
Crocodile Lolong was caught by peasants, as recently in the area, there were several cases of crocodile attacks on humans (two deaths). However, whether it is to create responsibility for the recent tragedy - we can not say for sure. Open the belly crocodile did not, but it caused him to vomit. there was no human remains or clothing found.
Filipinos say they sad to see such a magnificent specimen in captivity, but this animal caused problems and had to catch.
The Hunt for croc team, led by representatives of the authorities. Hunting undertaken to protect local residents. At the same time, according to the Filipinos, the search will continue. Hunters are hoping that they will be able to meet and larger specimens saltwater crocodile. However, and Lolong - an obvious contender for the world record. It weighs the crocodile, by the way, 1075 kilograms.