October 18, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Picture of the Day: Biggest. Crocodile. Ever.

by twistedsifter




giant crocodile caught in philippines biggest largest ever Picture of the Day: Biggest. Crocodile. Ever.
Photograph by REUTERS / STRINGER


Residents look at a 6.4 meter (21-foot) saltwater crocodile, which is suspected of having attacked several people, after it was caught in Nueva Era in Bunawan town, Agusan del Sur, Philippines, on September 4, 2011. The crocodile weighs more than 1000 kg and is the largest crocodile caught in the country to date, according to the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center. [Source]

The saltwater crocodile, also known as estuarine or Indo-Pacific crocodile, (Crocodylus porosus) is the largest of all living reptiles. It is found in suitable habitats in Northern Australia, the eastern coast of India and parts of Southeast Asia. [Source]


via The Atlantic: In Focus with Alan Taylor – Animals in the News