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September 6th, 2011
02:31 PM ET

Monster croc captured: How big is it?

That man is hugging what's said to be the largest saltwater crocodile in captivity. News reports in the Philippines say it measures 6.4 meters long and weighs a whopping 1,075 kilograms.

So just how big is that? We plugged the stats into WolframAlpha for some comparisons. Here's what we came up with:

As if that wasn't scary enough, this monster croc weighs more than the original Mini Cooper... or about the same as the current Mini Cooper Coupe.

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  1. atul dave

    Can take in 3 to 4 of us in one gulp..

    September 6, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Reply
  2. al

    one how did they catch it two did it crawl on the wagon ? or did they lift it and they say it's still living OK one swing of it's tail and it's all over for the croud of people this one is a monster good luck taking it to the zoo USA

    September 6, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Reply
  3. dundee

    I would be glad if they didn't kill it.

    September 6, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Reply
  4. resty

    Please give details of where, how and who captured this huge croc.

    September 6, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Reply
  5. aab

    That's the biggest *COP* I mean CROC captured. I hope he confess to racketeering and extortion charges. In RP, a COP and a CROC are synonymous.

    September 6, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Reply
  6. Roseller Roy Silvestre Fabros

    Just in time when a posted my Facebook Question, as follows"

    Who is most corrupt?

    1. Corrupt BEAST-shop of the Philippines (CBCP)
    2. Former President Gloria Arro-YAK1
    3.JJailed (for Plunder) oseph PEST-rada or
    4.Late Caudillo President Ferdinand Marco-TIC?

    When I came across this news story
    True. There are just too many "crocs/crooks" in the Philippines.These crocs (buwaya is Filipino word for corcodile) are the no. 1 cause of so much poverty in the Philippines. The Philippines belongs to the group of the most religious peoples, with a big catholic population, most populated and yet also, most corrupt. Most religious and most corrupt. A liitle bit irreconcible but can I can explain. I was born, raised ,educated and worked in the Philippines for a long time.With its cultures of corruption and violence, you are never safe (both from security forces and criminal groups) and never meets the "norm" , ie evil is the norm.if you are upright you can be ostracized, killed or called "crazy." I'm glad God brouhgt me to a millions lesser evil than the Phiippines–Roy Fabros,Ontario, Canada

    September 7, 2011 at 4:29 am | Reply
  7. diamond

    wow look at how big that croc is

    September 9, 2011 at 12:58 am | Reply
  8. Sakuragi

    the most corrupt in the ohilippines is Gloria Macapagal Arroyo "AKA BUWAYA".

    September 12, 2011 at 8:18 am | Reply

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