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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:58 PM

World's largest crocodile (in captivity) is dead (not shot by LAPD)

TAGUM CITY, Philippines - Lolong, the world's biggest reptile in captivity, is dead.

The 20.4-foot (6.12-meter) saltwater crocodile died at its pen in Consuelo village, Bunawan town, Agusan del Sur province, around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, according to Mayor Edwin Elorde.

"He refused to eat since last month and we noticed a change in the colour of his faeces," Elorde told the Inquirer by mobile phone. "Our personnel also noticed an unusual ballooning of the reptile's belly."

Rowena Bunawan, media coordinator of Bunawan, told the Philippine Daily Inquirer by phone that Lolong was declared dead Dr. Alexander Collantes, animal doctor at the Davao Crocodile Park.

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Captured in the Agusan Marsh on Sept. 3, 2011, Lolong is believed to have eaten a man who went missing in July and bitten off the head of a 12-year-old girl in 2009.

http://news.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130211-401411.html

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The Straight Story Feb 2013 OP
2naSalit Feb 2013 #1
The Straight Story Feb 2013 #3
2naSalit Feb 2013 #6
RebelOne Feb 2013 #5
mokawanis Feb 2013 #2
kwassa Feb 2013 #4
Historic NY Feb 2013 #7

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:12 PM

1. Wonder how old it was. nt

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:16 PM

3. Not sure, here is one pic of him though:

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:42 PM

6. Dang!

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:19 PM

5. According to some websites I have checked out,

a crocodile can live to at least 100 years old. Just do a Google search on crocodile lifespan

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:15 PM

2. Lolong had a great smile

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:18 PM

4. LAPD is falling down on the job.

They would have properly blasted it with 47 bullets, and the surrounding neighborhood with 837 other bullets where they missed said crocodile.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:56 PM

7. "He refused to eat since last month and we noticed a change in the colour of his faeces,"

I'm going out on a ledge here but thats feces.

"The croc did not eat his usual meal late last month"

Last I knew its was imput - output - apparently he was a little off his human diet...

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