2 giant crocodiles caught in Palawan-A A +A
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
PALAWAN (Updated 10 a.m.) -- Two large crocodiles, a male and a female, were captured in Bataraza town in Palawan province early this week.
The Palawan Wildlife Conservation Council (PWCC) said the male crocodile measuring about 16 feet was captured early Tuesday while the 10-foot female crocodile was caught Monday night.
The crocodiles were captured after traps were set up when several residents reported several attacks by crocodiles.
A fisherman was reportedly bitten by a crocodile in the area.
The captured reptiles were named “Valentino” and “Valentina”.
They were turned over to a crocodile farm in Puerto Princesa.
The PWCC said crocodiles only surface if their natural habitat is being threatened.
In July last year, a 13.7-foot crocodile was also captured in Bataraza town.
The male crocodile had to be tied, blindfolded and carried by more than 10 men. It was estimated to weigh up to 770 pounds (350 kilos).
The crocodile was captured in a trap set up along the Rio Tuba river on July 11, 2011. (Sunnex)