Gotta Watch: Big - REALLY big - critters
If you think the 13-foot, 900 pound gator this Massachusetts woman caught is exceptionally large, wait until you see what a group of villagers caught in the Philippines.
September 7th, 2011
10:01 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Big - REALLY big - critters

Few things are as intriguing as uber large animals. Sure you've seen big dogs or cats, but we're talking about HUGE, rare creatures that make you want to do a double take. It's all on the heels of our most popular video yesterday, featuring footage of a one-ton crocodile. In case you missed it, it's at the end of our blog, but you've gotta watch other ginormous land and sea creatures.

Snaky roadways – This 10-foot boa constrictor gives a new meaning to the warning “dangerous curves.” It was slithering along a busy Florida highway when it was discovered.
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Sizing up a shark – Confronting a nearly 500-pound shark should be scary, but for one Massachusetts teen, it ignited pure excitement as he reeled in the enormous sea creature.
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Now that's a lot of lobster – Usually a large lobster means good eating for seafood enthusiasts. But this lobster was so big – 20 pounds – it saved him from the cooking pot. It's probably best because it would have needed a lot of butter.
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Crazy-sized croc – It's the story you just couldn't get enough of yesterday with an image that keeps on giving. It took a group of villagers three weeks to capture this 21-foot long, one-ton crocodile.
[cnn-video url="http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/world/2011/09/06/am-giant-crocodile-caught.cnn"%5D

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  1. Sandra LeVin

    Well said, Minerva from LA!

    September 7, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Name

    wa

    September 7, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Name

    i like the lobster video.

    September 7, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • NO CLUE

      Me too!

      September 7, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mark

    To all the hunters out there that think they are tough because they can shoot an animal that has no chance against a gun...check out the Phillipino villagers....thats tough, not you.

    September 7, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • steve lopez

      ..you're absolutely right.. I'm an old fart, but never quite got it..what does a person get out of killing an animal outright and with a weapon. can you stand it ??

      September 7, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • trey

      wow you went out of your way to get at some hunters. who cares? no one on cnn hunts. this is democrat central aka wimp central, give me everything government i can not do anything with out government advise or a hand in it. go to russia

      September 7, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Juan

      agreed. But I can understand those that do it for food. But what i still cant understand are the " big game hunters" who go kill a lion or elephant and then think they are big shots... Maybe if you went after a lion with a knife or even a sword and killed it you'd have some credit, but you shot it from hundreds of feet away with a high powered rifle up in a tree, I just can't understand how that is supposed to be impressive.

      September 7, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dave

    I watched the 30 second advertizement for the lobster video, then they say "the requested video is not available"...that rots in my book! If you ain't going to give me the video then don't make watch the commercial, it only makes me dislike the product viewed!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 7, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  6. trey

    how much bull crap is it that i have to watch a 30 second ad everytime i want to watch a video.. waste of my life. prolly why i am not a democrat

    September 7, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Doodlebug

    I would have a hissssy fit if I came across that boa in my back yard or anyplace else for that matter. : O

    September 7, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
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