Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 09/06/2011

Crocodile, 21-feet long, captured in the Philippines (photo, video)


A mayor in the Philippines pretends to measure a huge, captured crocodile Sept. 4, 2011. (AP)

After a three week search, dozens of villagers and experts finally captured a 21-foot, 2,370-pound seawater crocodile that may be the largest one ever captured in the Philippines.

Because is against Filipino law to kill a crocodile, the reptile will instead star in its own exhibit at an ecotourism park.

Local Mayor Cox Elorde said villagers are now searching for an even bigger crocodile they believe is loose in the region.

Watch video of the capture below:

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