A 1,300-pound ‘monster’ crocodile has finally been captured after a nearly decade-long hunt in Australia

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A 1,300-pound crocodile that evaded rangers in Australia for nearly a decade has finally be caught.
Rangers in the Northern Territory say it’s rare to find a crocodile that large in the Katherine River. 
The “monster” crocodile is over 15 feet long and weighs more than 1,300 pounds. 
The 60-year-old crocodile was removed to “prevent human interaction in more populated areas.”

For nearly a decade, an elusive “monster” crocodile has evaded wildlife authorities in Australia. Now, rangers in the Northern Territory have captured the massive saltwater croc.

Rumors of a large, shadowy figure swimming near a boat ramp on the Katherine River had long mystified local rangers and intrigued area locals.  See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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