Sunday, September 18, 2011

A threat turn into an asset

Sept 3 '11 (sat.), a giant saltwater crocodile , more or less 21-feet (6.4 metres) and weighing 1,075 kilograms was caught in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur, province of Mindanao, Southern part of the Philippines. ( See the #59 on the map that I lifted from )

Philippine Map

Thanks to Phil. Travel Guide for the Map of the Philippines

Photo credit: AFP

The largest crocodile caught ever in the Philippines, said the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Centre. And might be recorded as the biggest captive crocodile in the world in Guinness Book of Records.

Mayor Edwin Cox Elorde said putting the huge crocodile in special cage at Bunawan Eco-Park and Wildlife Reservation Center in Sitio Masapya, Barangay Consuelo, some 8 kilometers from Bunawan town proper is better than killing the murderous monster.

Villagers were happy that they would be able to turn the dangerous crocodile "from a threat into an asset".

But still they lookout for other man-eating mate of Lolong.

The huge croc was named after Ernesto "Lolong" Goloran Cañete, one of the veteran crocodile hunters from the Palawan who led the hunt. Weeks of stalking the crocodile took a toll on the health of Cañete, who died of heart attack days before the crocodile was caught.

Credits for the 3 photos above: AP

"Lolong," as it has been nicknamed,became the star attraction of an eco tourism park
And the hit song of Inner Circle - “Sweat (A La La La La Long)" is now Lolong's (the croc) theme song as the music is frequently played at the Eco-Park .

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