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NHNZ goes on “Monster Croc Hunt” for Nat Geo Wild

Monster Croc Hunt (pictured), a documentary about a group of Filipino villagers terrorized by a monster crocodile, is set to launch on Nat Geo Wild across the globe later this month.
January 16, 2013

Monster Croc Hunt, a documentary about a group of Filipino villagers terrorized by a monster crocodile, is set to launch on Nat Geo Wild across the globe later this month.

Produced for National Geographic Channels International by NHNZ, the film (pictured above) was shot in the small Filipino community of Bunawan, where a group of villagers believes that a saltwater crocodile has been killing people from their village.

Prohibited from killing the animal because its home is a strictly protected Wildlife Reserve, the villagers work with a wildlife officer to set traps in the creeks near the village, eventually trapping what is claimed to be the largest crocodile in the world.

“The croc they captured was huge; a deadly creature,” said executive producer Craig Meade. “But once up close, the villagers realized that this beautiful and distinct creature needed to be protected and defended.”

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