saltwater crocodile
The monumental saltwater crocodile captured in Tawi-Tawi this morning. Photo courtesy of Chiquee Sapal Sumbing

An monumental 17-foot saltwater crocodile was captured by fishermen on Tawi-Tawi Island this morning (Friday, September eight).

The saltwater crocodile was first noticed by fishermen on Thursday afternoon.

According to Ruben Balcorza, of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office of Simunul, a fisherman who noticed the crocodile mistook it for a wood log. When he approached it, he mentioned he was shocked that it moved.

He instantly reported the incident to different fishermen and barangay officers, which prompted them to conduct an operation to seize the crocodile.

However, the crocodile was in no temper to go quietly. During the operation, it wrecked a ship and broken plenty of fishing nets.

Mr Balcorza mentioned the crocodile is now beneath the care of the municipal authorities. He was unable to offer additional particulars on what is going to occur to the creature.

According to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), killing a crocodile is an offence that has a tremendous amounting to P100,000 pesos and imprisonment of as much as six years.

Eight snappy saltwater crocodile details:

1. The saltwater crocodile Crocodylus porosus is the world’s largest residing reptile. The common male grows as much as 20ft in size, however reviews exist of people measuring 23ft.

2. Its vary extends from northern Australia to japanese India and Southeast Asia.

three. The temperature of the nest during which eggs are laid determines the [email protected] of the crocodile. Lower incubation temperatures produce principally females; larger temperatures principally males.

four. The creatures have lengthy lifespans, with many residing to greater than 65 years.

5. They are recognized to be improbable swimmers and might journey lengthy distances by sea, typically as a lot as 900km.

6. Salties have a valve on the backside of the mouth that seals it off from their throat, enabling them to open their mouths underwater.

7. They usually feed on fish, mammals and birds, preferring to hunt at night time.

eight. Salties are recognized for the ‘death roll’ — a looking behaviour reserved for bigger prey. After drowning its sufferer, the crocodile quickly rolls it within the water to be able to take away its limbs.

Source: philippineslifestyle