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Last Updated: Friday June 10 2011 15:47 GMT

Biggest crocodile of 2011 caught in Australia

Crocodile caught

Park rangers in Darwin, Australia, have managed to catch this year's biggest crocodile!

The 4.5m whopper of a croc had been terrifying fishermen at a waterhole in the Northern Territory.

The massive beast was caught in the spot where it first lunged at a boat a couple of weeks ago.

Two people are killed each year in Australia by saltwater crocodiles, which can grow up to 7m long and weigh more than a tonne.

Crocodile caught

Park ranger Joey Buckerfield said: "I think because it is such a big size and it seems to be the only croc in that area, it might just feel threatened by boats."

The crocs are known in the area as salties.

The monster was officially the largest catch in the Northern Territory for 2011.

About 200 of the man-eaters have been caught there since January.