Note: Slightly larger picture HERE, short video after the jump.
Seen here looking suspiciously like the one that took Captain Hook's hand, a massive 21-foot, 2,370-pound crocodile poses with mayor Edwin Eldore (the dude in the undershirt, also: sweet LOTR name, bro) of Bunawan township, where the beast was captured alive. The plan is to make the monster the main attraction of a new animal park with the hope of boosting local tourism without the crocmonster escaping and eating everyone.
"It will be the biggest star of the park," Elorde said, adding that villagers were happy that they would be able to turn the dangerous crocodile "from a threat into an asset."
About 100 people had to pull the crocodile...from the creek to a clearing where a crane lifted it into a truck, he said.
Despite the catch, villagers remain wary because several crocodiles still roam the outskirts of the farming town of about 37,000 people.
They have been told to avoid venturing into marshy areas alone at night, Elorde said.
AHAHAHHAHAHA @ "They have been told to avoid venturing into marshy areas alone at night." Yeah, I don't actually need to be told that. Get it? Nobody tells me what to do! Besides, I'm smart enough to know that if you're heading through the marsh at night to meet the voodoo lady, it's always best to bring a younger, slower sibling. It's called the buddy system folks, and it works.
Hit the jump for a short video of the crocpocalypse.
Giant crocodile captured alive in Philippines [yahoonews]
Thanks to Rick and SmellzLikeSheez, who both claim to have bigger gators in their pants. That...sounds terrifying.