|The floating community in the Agusan Marsh.|
The local gov't was permitted by the Protected Areas and Wildlife Division (PAWD) to set a trap after receiving series of reports that crocodiles are preying on carabaos in the area.
PAWD reminds the locals also that crocodiles are also declared protected animals. Hurting it is against the law.
I have been planning to visit to Bunawan,Agusan Del Sur specifically in the Agusan Marsh. The floating community there gives me a rush of excitement to take photos of the vast waterlilies floating on a lake with this floating community.
But, after what had happened, I don't think if I still can manage to visit a place where crocodiles are just around. No one knows. In 2009, crocodiles bumped the boat and attacked the students while on their way to their floating school at Minaba Lake,Agusan.
There is just a big question on my mind. Why does PAWD protect crocs.In my opinion, crocs are the cancers of the society. They attack and kill living things. That is why, we eliminate crocodile in politics because they are dangerous in the society.
Whatever the reason why there is a protection to crocs, I still don't get the logic.
Mayor Elorde said they will keep the crocodile because this will somehow boost tourism in Bunawan,Agusan. My question is TOURISM or LIFE?
If you don't agree with me please enlighten my mind.