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Ricky Ortiz84

30 ft Croc found in Philippines

thought  this was crazy here is a vid of the Croc http://break.com/index/biggest-crocodile-ever-captured.html

and here is the story:  She was on her way to a floating school on the Agusan Marsh in the Philippineswhen the huge reptile capsized the boat, the provincial government said.
The girl fell into the water during the attack on Saturday, but her headless body was not discovered until two days later.
A classmate who was with her was rescued by a man who had been escorting the pair in another boat, said Ruel Hipulan, head of the private group which runs the school.
"It's a monster crocodile," he said. Witnesses said the crocodile was about 30ft (nine metres) long.
The floating school has been temporarily closed while a search for the crocodile is under way.
Around 100 members of the Manobo tribe have been forced to leave their houses, which sit on the lake on stilts, amid fears of another attack.
The Agusan Marsh in southern Mindanao island is a sanctuary for protected species including freshwater crocodiles and soft-shell turtles.
Crocodile attacks in the area are rare but the reptiles have become aggressive recently because they have had little to feed on.
The lake has been swollen for the past several months, causing fish to scatter to other places
EdgarOrtega

That didn't look anywhere near 30 feet.
llamamama

I thought the same thing...not even close.  I'm always skeptical, because I hear that "it's THIS big" sort of thing all the time, and then it turns out to not be the case.  Yesterday, classic example.  Some people were relinquishing a "16 ft." Burmese python.  Turned out to be 12 ft.  LOL  One of those cases where I opened the bag when we picked it up and I knew right away it's not THAT big.  
Bonedog

EdgarOrtega wrote:
That didn't look anywhere near 30 feet.
I agree that looks closer to 18-20 feet at the most.
Ricky Ortiz84

Bonedog wrote:
EdgarOrtega wrote:
That didn't look anywhere near 30 feet.
I agree that looks closer to 18-20 feet at the most.

I agree as well but none the less a monster croc; shame they killed it
llamamama

Definitely a shame they killed it.  Can you imagine the tourist attraction that critter would have made, and how much money they could have made off it? LOL

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