Woah. This might be one of the most badass pictures you'll see today. On Saturday, Bunawan hunters in the Philippines tracked down a massive trophy: 21-foot, 2,370-pound male saltw*ter crocodile. It took three weeks to trap the one-ton beast, which was taken alive in a mashy town of of about 37,000 people. It's believed to be responsible for the "disappearance" of a local fisherman earlier this month and the death of a local girl last year. All in all, it took 30 men to bait it into a snare made of steel cables and 100 villagers to hoist it out of the water. A crane was used to place it in a truck and the town now plans to build an ecotourism park around the leviathan creature. It's believed to be the largest crocodile ever captured.
Some details from GMA about the hunt:
Project director Ronald Nuer of the Bunawan Municipal Council said it took them 21 nights to snare the behemoth which freed itself from the restraining ropes twice before it was finally subdued. Then it became “aggressive" three more times. Elorde said the veteran hunter suffered a stroke in the second week of their attempt to capture the reptile.
Hat Tip: Yahoo