Its a saltwater croc, measuring 6.4 meters long and weighing over one ton- potentially the largest crocodile ever caught. This animal would be at home in the Cretaceous!
It will be taken to a park where they expect it will become "the greatest star". The crocodile had seemingly eaten a man (and a water-buffalo) and attacked several people before, so this is one of the rare cases in which the local people decide to spare a "man-eater"'s life. Guess they realized the croc is worth more alive than dead!
Sadly, until a better enclosure is built, the croc will stay in the small caged area you see in the video below.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJQtx...eature=related (BTW, how do u actually insert a video in a post?)