The hunt that has gone for a decade now final gave the results. The massive saltwater crocodile has been captured in Northern Australia as per the reports by the wildlife authorities.
On Monday, the Rangers were finally able to capture them after setting up several traps on a private property near Katherine, a town in Australian Northern Territories.
As per the reports, the massive crocodile is said to be the largest one trapped in the region which is nearby the Nitmiluk and Kakadu national parks. As per the estimations, it was said to be around 60-year-old. This is not the shocking thing, the thing that left everyone mouth dropped to the floor was the size of the crocodile.
The crocodile is measured to be more than 15 feet long which is the length of an average car and it weighs more than 1300 pounds which are said to be equivalent to the grand piano.
The wildlife ranger John Burke told the Australian Broadcasting Corp, "It is a bit of a thrill,", "but you've also got to admire the size of the animal and how old it is. You've got to have a bit of respect for it.".
Rangers were after this giant crocodile for more than 10 years now when it was first discovered.
In May, Rangers reported seeing three crocodiles when they were surveying the land. They lay out the trap a few weeks ago and the crocodile swam right into the trap.
They also measured a small eight feet long crocodile along with the giant creature. Ranger Chris Heydon told the media, that they have sedated the reptiles to be on the safe side, “so there is no chance of us getting chomped”. The crocodile was a male and was “removed” to “help prevent human interaction in the more populated areas”.
A picture of the crocodile was posted on the social media site with the crocodile tied down on a trailer and jaw covered with by using duct tape. They captioned it by saying, "Large crocodiles can move around Top End waterways undetected and you should always Be Crocwise."
"These crocodiles are transferred to crocodile farms or destroyed," "Trapped crocodiles can't be relocated to their natural habitat due to costs and because they can travel large distances to return to their home range." According to the website.