A crocodile caught last September in the Agusan marsh of the Philippines has set the world record for being the larges croc in captivity, 6.17 m (20.24 ft). (Courtesy of GuinnessWorldRecords)
The crocodile known as “Lolong” was said to have killed at least two people, including a young girl, which sparked the extensive undertaking of capturing this massive beast. Once viewing the images of the scale of this animal, it is no wonder that the crocodilian species has been dubbed the “dinosaurs of today.”
Our favorite croc hunter from the past, Steve Irwin Crocodile Hunter, had some substantial catches throughout his many years in the Australian bush. However, Irwin’s biggest catch only came in at just over 17ft. Granted, anything that big and we are really just splitting hairs.
One aspect that I would like to point out is that the Mayor and captures of this small Philippine town chose not to destroy this animal but keep it alive and healthy for the world to see. I do not believe that creatures of this magnitude of any species should be put down. They earned the right to be here after living for so long to get to the degree and stature of Lolong. (Hippie rant over)
Dude 3 OUT!