A monster crocodile, reputed to be the largest in the world, is the star attraction at its own nature park in the Philippines. But it could be upstaged before long, say officials in the Southern Philippine town of Bunawan.
Customers are paying 20 pesos, or about 46 cents, to enter the compound in Bunawan, located in the province of Agusan del Sur, to see the 21-foot male saltwater crocodile, which was captured just a couple of weeks ago.
Bunawan Mayor Edwin Elorde hopes to secure what is believed to be an even larger crocodile that was sighted by residents of the largely rural town on the southern island of Mindanao.
“They saw it with their own eyes,” he said. “It was bigger. Our estimates are that it would be 25 to 30 feet long with body width of around four feet.”
The two huge crocodiles were sighted killing a water buffalo in August. So far, only one has been caught after a two-week long hunt.