LOOK: 16-foot crocodile caught in Tawi-Tawi

Noning Antonio, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 08 2017 07:53 PM

A 16.11-foot crocodile was captured in Tawi-Tawi on Friday. Photo courtesy of Chiquee Sapal Sumbing

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.