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    23-ft. Crocodile kills 10 year old girl in Agusan

    MANILA, Philippines - A 10-year-old girl was decapitated by a crocodile in a Philippine lake after the creature knocked over her canoe, police said Wednesday.

    The girl and a classmate were on their way Saturday to their floating school on Agusan del Sur province's Mihaba Lake when the 23-foot- (7-meter-) long crocodile bumped the boat, causing it to capsize, said Bunawan town police officer Melchor Danuco.

    Rescuers found the girl's headless body floating on the lake on Tuesday, he said.

    The classmate was rescued by a man escorting the pair in another boat, said Roel Hipulan, head of the private group that runs the school in remote Bunawan town.

    "It's a monster crocodile," Hipulan said, adding that he had seen the creature. He said salt water crocodiles, some bigger than a bus, are known to inhabit the lake, though attacks are rare.

    But the lake's waters have been swollen for the past several months, causing fish to scatter to others parts. With little to feed on, the crocodiles have become aggressive, he said.

    The crocodile attack has prompted the temporary closure of the school and the evacuation of about 100 residents of houses on stilts on the lake, Hipulan added.

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    The croc's behavior is very suspect. Because if the croc got the head of a 10-year old girl, the entire girl would be in its stomach, not just the head. Therefore, the classmate and the man escorting should be arrested for her death and kept in separate prisons. And photos of the 23-foot croc should be shown to the Pinoy population. Otherwise, a conviction for murder would be in order.

    And how do you measure a 23-foot croc? Why wasn't it a 25-footer?
    Quote Originally Posted by MakaveliLives View Post
    MANILA, Philippines - A 10-year-old girl was decapitated by a crocodile in a Philippine lake after the creature knocked over her canoe, police said Wednesday.

    The girl and a classmate were on their way Saturday to their floating school on Agusan del Sur province's Mihaba Lake when the 23-foot- (7-meter-) long crocodile bumped the boat, causing it to capsize, said Bunawan town police officer Melchor Danuco.

    Rescuers found the girl's headless body floating on the lake on Tuesday, he said.

    The classmate was rescued by a man escorting the pair in another boat, said Roel Hipulan, head of the private group that runs the school in remote Bunawan town.

    "It's a monster crocodile," Hipulan said, adding that he had seen the creature. He said salt water crocodiles, some bigger than a bus, are known to inhabit the lake, though attacks are rare.

    But the lake's waters have been swollen for the past several months, causing fish to scatter to others parts. With little to feed on, the crocodiles have become aggressive, he said.

    The crocodile attack has prompted the temporary closure of the school and the evacuation of about 100 residents of houses on stilts on the lake, Hipulan added.

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    How do they know how long it is if they haven't captured it?

    I feel bad for the family of the girl but yeah a croc that big would probably eat the whole girl. Why would a croc just eat the head? Something smells fishy here.

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    Ang laki nito grabe ah!...23 ft.!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricky_rubio View Post
    Ang laki nito grabe ah!...23 ft.!
    ...walang sinabi 'yan kung ikumpara mo sa mga BuwayangBaboy sa Malakanyang at sa Lower House.... butiki lang 'yan!

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    Fate Harlaown's husband AbulugAdventure's Avatar
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    Agusan Marsh is a breeding ground for crocodiles, but I think 23 ft. is too large...maybe it's a bit exaggerated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucca Yamazaki View Post
    Yah! Kayang-kayang iligtas yan ni Captain Communism!
    That seems to be the trend w/ the ongoing collapse of Capitalism.

    *when captain communism wields his mighty shieeeeeld*
    To be more precise...it is the Hammer & Sickle & the Proletariats resolve to chart & write its own history.

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    Siguro komunista yung crocodile kaya ulo lang kinain. Iniwan na lang nya para sa ibang crocodile yung katawan ng bata.

    Sa Capitalism yung buwaya kain lahat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoRed View Post
    ...walang sinabi 'yan kung ikumpara mo sa mga BuwayangBaboy sa Malakanyang at sa Lower House.... butiki lang 'yan!
    Mas walang sinabi yan sa ulupong na nasa Netherlands

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    Quote Originally Posted by AbulugAdventure View Post
    Agusan Marsh is a breeding ground for crocodiles, but I think 23 ft. is too large...maybe it's a bit exaggerated?
    Not really. Saltwater crocs or salties grow up to 8.5 meters (28 ft). Compared to the freshwater or mugger crocs, their muzzles are twice the size. I remember reading something like another croc was killed in 1823 at Jala Jala on Luzon reported at 8.2 m (27 ft).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridler2012 View Post
    Mas walang sinabi yan sa ulupong na nasa Netherlands
    ...aba, script ni Ermita at Gonzales 'yan a... na front seat ka na naman sa bus na biyahing Glorya 'a...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AbulugAdventure View Post
    Agusan Marsh is a breeding ground for crocodiles, but I think 23 ft. is too large...maybe it's a bit exaggerated?
    i read somewhere na its 8 ft and not 23 ft.

    edit, yung isang article naman 30 ft (from ABS)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunedain View Post
    Not really. Saltwater crocs or salties grow up to 8.5 meters (28 ft). Compared to the freshwater or mugger crocs, their muzzles are twice the size. I remember reading something like another croc was killed in 1823 at Jala Jala on Luzon reported at 8.2 m (27 ft).
    hindi naman saltwater crocodiles yung nasa agusan marsh diba? i still don't think its 23 ft. oh well, iba iba ang report ng media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naia View Post
    hindi naman saltwater crocodiles yung nasa agusan marsh diba? i still don't think its 23 ft. oh well, iba iba ang report ng media.
    Reading the same news in LA Times (in here), it was reported that the incident happened in Mihaba Lake. Marsh is pretty much along shoreline. A perfect place for a croc to hide. Gators in Florida do the same thing even in water that's less than 2-feet deep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naia View Post
    i read somewhere na its 8 ft and not 23 ft.

    edit, yung isang article naman 30 ft (from ABS)
    Regardless kung ano ang reported na size ng media....the fact still remains that it pales in comparison to those BuwayangBaboy in Malakanyang, sa Kongreso, at Senado.





    Pahabol......at sa AFP & PNP.

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    Sabi nga ng ABS 30 ft daw..

    Saltwater crocs daw tong mga to kaya hindi nalalayo na pwede nga 23 ft..tapos nagiging aggressive na daw kase wala na mga isda sa marsh kase nag alisan..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoRed View Post
    ...aba, script ni Ermita at Gonzales 'yan a... na front seat ka na naman sa bus na biyahing Glorya 'a...
    Quote Originally Posted by JoRed View Post
    ^^^Snapped out of that self induced drunken stupor, kel1guy! Ur escapism doesn't excused U from the pervailing reality that d very system that U served caninely for 27 yrs. is on d verge of collapse. Quo vadis, squid? Reluctantly, back to your roots, perhaps?
    Mali ka original kong linya yan!!!



    Quote Originally Posted by JoRed View Post
    Regardless kung ano ang reported na size ng media....the fact still remains that it pales in comparison to those BuwayangBaboy in Malakanyang, sa Kongreso, at Senado.


    Pahabol......at sa AFP & PNP.

    Mas masahol pa sa buwaya yun nasa Netherlands anaconda na! Nakuha pang makipagparty kay Ara Mina with matching Janno Gibbs pa! Magkano kaya ang talent fee nun dalawang yun samantala nagugutom yun mga nauto nila sa bundok! At yun pera na ginastos galing sa pangeextort ng mga taong nagbabanat ng buto ng maayos keso revolutionary tax kuno pero ang totoo mga terorista!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanNathaniel View Post
    The croc's behavior is very suspect. Because if the croc got the head of a 10-year old girl, the entire girl would be in its stomach, not just the head. Therefore, the classmate and the man escorting should be arrested for her death and kept in separate prisons. And photos of the 23-foot croc should be shown to the Pinoy population. Otherwise, a conviction for murder would be in order.

    And how do you measure a 23-foot croc? Why wasn't it a 25-footer?

    ako suspect ko dito yung boatman

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    18 feet for a Croc I think is pretty large already. 23 feet is extremely huge.

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