A 16.11-foot crocodile was captured by fishermen in Barangay Sukabulan, Simunul, Tawi-Tawi on Friday morning.
The saltwater crocodile was spotted by fishermen on Thursday afternoon, according to Ruben Balcorza of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office of Simunul.
A fisherman who saw the crocodile told Balcorza that he mistook it for a wood log and when he approached it, he was shocked that it moved.
He immediately reported the incident to other fishermen and barangay officials, which prompted them to conduct a rescue operation on the crocodile.
During the rescue operation, the crocodile reportedly wrecked a boat and damaged a fishing net.
Balcorza said the crocodile is now under the care of the municipal government.