Captured: 1,300-pound crocodile that evaded rangers in Australia for years

600 Kg Australian Monster Crocodile Caught After Eight Year Hunt

The saltwater crocodile is estimated to weigh more than 600 kilograms (1,300 pounds) and to measure out at 4.7 meters (15 feet), according to ABC News.

A smaller crocodile, measuring nearly eight feet, was also captured, according to the newspaper.

In 2017, 371 crocodiles were captured by rangers in the Northern Territory cities of Darwin, Palmerston and Katherine alone, according to the department's website. At the gorge there are freshwater crocodiles, which are smaller and rarely harm humans.

While you are at the office answering emails, Australia's Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife rangers are out there wrangling crocodiles as part of their day job.

The 4.7m beast was found in a trap downstream from the northern outback town of Katherine after first being spotted in 2010.

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"Large crocodiles can move around Top End waterways undetected and you should always be croc wise".

"We've called it a lot of things over the years because it's been so hard to catch", John Burke, a senior wildlife officer, said. Satellite tracking had shown one croc tagged in a Northern Territory waterhole had swum 900 kilometers (560 miles), for unknown reasons, before returning to the same place.

"It's worrying, but it's good that they've got an active program and they've got active traps", Webb said. Crocodiles are farmed for their meat and hides, but large and battle-scarred crocs are usually unsuitable for the handbag market.

The government said that each year, rangers remove about 250 "problem crocodiles" from the area.

A near 5-metre crocodile that was captured in Taylor's Park in the Northern Territory, Australia is seen in this undated image obtained July 10, 2018.

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