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Criminal Crocodile Now an Attraction

2011-09-07 09:54 PM EST
 

A three week hunt for a killer reptile is over in this small town in the Philippines.              

 

With ropes around its mouth and body, the one-ton crocodile is destined to be the town's next tourist attraction.              

 

It all started when it's believed the crocodile ate a water buffalo in August.              

 

So the towns folks set out to capture the crocodile.              

 

It took trappers twelve baits before they snared it.              

 

The towns mayor has big plans for it.              

 

[Edwin Elorde, Bunawan Town Mayor]: 

"We want to turn this into a potential tourist attraction. Here in our town, you can see the giant crocodile."       

       

And big he is.              

 

The male, saltwater crocodile is 21 feet long and could break the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest crocodile in captivity.              

 

However, the hunt for deadly reptiles isn't over.              

 

Wildlife officials believe an even larger crocodile may be responsible for the death of a missing villager and residents fear that even more are lurking nearby.              

 

As for this crocodile, he'll be given some alone time so he can adjust to his new home and his new role as a tourist attraction.

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