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Lolong, a massive crocodile captured in the Philippines in 2011, is the largest croc in captivity in the world: DID YOU KNOW THIS?

BIG BAD JOHN R. 2012/07/02 17:13:22
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Talk about big croc's, well Guinness World Records
The croc, rumored to be a man-eater, measures 20.24 feet, three feet longer than the previous record-holding beast.

	Lolong, photographed after it was captured in September in a steel-cabled trap. It took about 100 people to haul it out of a marsh.

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Lolong, photographed after it was captured in September in a steel-cabled trap. It took about 100 people to haul it out of

MANILA, Philippines — A huge crocodile blamed for deadly attacks in the southern Philippines is the largest in captivity in the world, Guinness World Records has declared.

The giant reptile has brought fear, pride, 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 and weighs more than a ton, Guinness spokeswoman Anne-Lise Rouse said in a statement Sunday.

The reptile took the top spot from an Australian crocodile measuring more than 17 feet and weighing nearly a ton.

Bunawan Mayor Edwin Cox Elorde said the news sparked celebrations in his farming town of 37,000, but also fostered concerns that more giant crocodiles might be lurking in a nearby marshland and creek where villagers fish.



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  • beach bum 2012/07/04 22:22:24
    WOW THAT IS BIG.
    beach bum
    wow
  • HearnoEvil 2012/07/02 19:38:30
    WOW THAT IS BIG.
    HearnoEvil
    DOH! My goodness.. Hope nobody was missing. :/
  • Evan 2012/07/02 19:26:09
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    Evan
    Theres one thats nearl twice that size thats rumored to have killed over 200 people in Africa. Look it up, they based a horror movie off if it
  • Kashee 2012/07/02 18:54:54
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    Kashee
    Not my favorite animals. That one is enormous.
  • Jessie M 2012/07/02 18:46:55
    WOW THAT IS BIG.
    Jessie M
  • ElliPonto 2012/07/02 18:38:38
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    ElliPonto
    Lolong isn't the largest one they are trying to catch. There is one around 29 feet long that they are trying to capture.
  • Fighting4U 2012/07/02 18:00:39
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    Fighting4U
    I try to stay away from water that I even think might have something that might kill me in it.
  • tobe 2012/07/02 17:59:21
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    tobe
    yep, read about it on yahoo

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