Croc-zilla: First picture of the 22ft-long monster that terrorised Australian community

By Mail Foreign Service

Monster: The 22ft sea crocodile had been targeting cattle before it was shot and killed in Manangoora

Even Crocodile Dundee would think twice before tackling this monster.

At 22ft from its snout to the tip of its tail, it’s as long as a truck and terrorised locals in a remote Aboriginal community in Australia’s Northern Territory.

Fortunately for them it is now dead, having been shot by farmers whose cattle and goats it kept attacking. But the bad news is that two more giant crocodiles are believed to be still in the area – and could be even bigger than this one.

This picture, showing a little girl examining the dead reptile, has been circulating on the internet for some time but its origins have always been unclear.

Now, however, a man has claimed it was killed by members of his farming family at Manangoora, around 600 miles south-west of Darwin, in 1997.

Jeida Francis said: ‘It was massive. This one was getting nasty and too close. It was attacking our cattle.’

The crocodile weighed so much it took two powerful Toyota 4x4s to pull it from the Wearyan River.

The remaining two crocodiles are thought to still be alive - and have grown to the same size as this gargantuan 22ft monster.

source: dailymail