The crocodile pictured below is one shot by Steve Curle as a problem animal which had been attacking and killing fully grown cows. Steve works with local Zimbabwean communities and National Parks assisting with problem animal control (PAC). Many of the crocs he shoots are known man-eaters and some of the biggest crocs seen. While Steve does not hunt professionally, he has a long hunting background and has come to know these creatures intimately, and believes that man-eaters behave differently to other crocs and while bold, will be extremely wary of any approach by hunters.
This beast of a crocodile was shot in the extreme north of Zimbabwe on the border with Mozambique and unfortunately, circumstance did not allow for a measurement. However, several estimates put it over 36 feet. A return trip is planned to the little dam where this croc was shot, and a measurement will be taken from the wall upon which the croc is laying.
Lolong has hit the big time—at 20.24 feet (6.17 meters) long, the saltwater crocodile is officially the largest in captivity, the Guinness World Records announced recently.