It’s now a little safer to go wading in the marshes of Agusan del Sur, in the Philippines. Authorities there recently captured and removed a 21-foot crocodile that weighed a massive 2,370 pounds, according to CNN.
Local hunters had reportedly been trying to corral the reptile for nearly a month, after it killed a water buffalo and a fisherman. However, at the present time, Philippines authorities are reluctant to say that this 21-footer was definitively responsible for the crime. They note that there are likely many more large crocs roaming the marshes.
Nicknamed “Lolong,” after a local who died while planning the capture, the crocodile is believed to be the largest saltwater crocodile currently in captivity. It will be kept in an eco-tourism park, where it is expected to be a huge draw.