Record-breaking monster croc dies

Associated Press
A saltwater crocodile swims in a shallow pond inside its temporary cage at the remote village of Consuelo, in Bunawan township, Agusan Del Sur province in southern Philippines, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. The 6.1-meter (20-foot) saltwater crocodile, now named "Lolong," was captured last Saturday by villagers and veteran hunters in the creeks of the remote region. The crocodile, weighing 1,075 kilograms (2,370 pounds), was the biggest to be caught alive in the Philippines in recent years. Wildlife officials were trying to confirm whether it was the largest such catch in the world, said Theresa Mundita Lim of the government's Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau. (AP Photo)

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A remote southern Philippine town has gone into mourning over the death of the world's largest saltwater crocodile in captivity, even though it was blamed for the deaths of several villagers.

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