Guinness World Records declared a huge crocodile that was blamed for a series of deadly attacks in southern Philippines was the largest caught in the world. The giant reptiles, Lolong local named was arrested last September in Bunawan in the province of Agusan del Sur.
Previously, a massive hunt for the crocodile was carried out after the disappearance of a boy and a fisherman. Crocodile has a leg length 6.17 m and weighs over a ton, said a spokeswoman for Guinness, Anne-Lise Rouse.
From the side of the body, he said, crocodile is larger than the previous record of Australians caught crocodiles. Australian crocodile shows recent measurements of leg length of 5 meters and weighing nearly a ton.
Bunawan mayor, Edwin Elorde Cox, said the alligator arrest was followed by a party whole town. Because, for a few months they were haunted by the attack by a crocodile lurking in the swamp.
“There are mixed feelings,” Elorde said by telephone. “We are very proud because it proves a rich biodiversity, but at the same time there is concern that the Lolong may not be alone.”
Lolong arrest into a tourist attraction in itself. Animals are now kept in captivity have brought revenues of 3 million pesos (U.S. $ 72,000) for the city admission in the garden. Most of the money generated is used for maintenance.
Crocodiles were captured with a steel cable trap for hunting three weeks. Not only attack humans, animals are often to the edge of a river or swamp such as buffalo also ever eaten.
About 100 people, led by Elorde interesting crocodile from the river using a rope and then lifted by crane to the truck. Lolong the name given to the animal that is the name of civil servants who had died from a heart attack after helping catch the beast.