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Villagers hunt for 30-FOOT crocodile which terrorises locals

A ‘man-eating’ crocodile is being hunted by villagers in the Philippines after it attacked local fishermen, farmers and livestock.

The huge reptile could measure more than 29 ft long making it the largest predator on land ever recorded if the reports are legitimate.

A woman in the area was also reportedly attacked by the beast and it is currently unclear whether she survived. 

A ‘man-eating’ crocodile is being hunted by villagers in the Philippines after it attacked local fishermen, farmers and livestock

Residents of the Agusan del Sur region of the Philippines have organised a hunt to try and catch the crocodile.

They believe that the reptile could pose a serious threat to local residents of the village who live near to where the beast resides.  

A villager who believes he came into contact with the creature claims that it was 29ft long.   

The huge reptile could measure more than 29 ft long making it the largest predator on land ever recorded if the reports are legitimate

The huge reptile could measure more than 29 ft long making it the largest predator on land ever recorded if the reports are legitimate

Locals have since started a hunt for the beast after it began terrorising local fishermen and farmers 

Locals have since started a hunt for the beast after it began terrorising local fishermen and farmers 

The largest crocodile ever recorded was a giant 20.3 ft long however this one could be a third larger.

The previous record for largest crocodile also came from the Philipines.

It weighed one ton and is believed responsible for eating at least one fisherman, but this monster crocodile was finally caught by 100 very cautious men.

Measuring 21ft from snout to tail, the massive creature was the largest crocodile captured alive in recent years.

 The largest crocodile ever recorded was a giant 20.3 ft long however this one could be a third larger

 The largest crocodile ever recorded was a giant 20.3 ft long however this one could be a third larger

The beast was caught, after a three-week hunt, in a creek in the Philippines by villagers who had lived in fear of it for more than 20 years.

Its nearest rival in the monster stakes is Cassius, an Australian salt-water crocodile which measures a ‘mere’ 18ft – and which is still on the loose in the Northern Territory. 

The Philippine crocodile’s domain was a river system in Agusan, a poverty-stricken region 500 miles south east of Manila, but while it was a constant threat to villagers no one was brave enough to try to capture it.

However, when a village fisherman went missing and the crocodile became the chief suspect, plans were hatched to catch it.

It was placed under observation and when it was witnessed by several villagers killing a water buffalo they knew their suspicions were right. 

Residents believe that the reptile could pose a serious threat to local residents of the village who live near to where the beast resides

Residents believe that the reptile could pose a serious threat to local residents of the village who live near to where the beast resides



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