Palawan is a must-visit destination but danger lurks beyond its beautiful facade.
A male teenager in Balabac, Palawan fought off a croc with a paddle after he saw the animal bite his buddy. The incident happened on Saturday when the two teenagers identified as Parsi Hulia Diaz and Ronel Sara went for a swim in a river.
Manila Bulletin reported that Diaz was about to board a boat to leave the area when the animal caught one of his legs in between his jaws and started dragging him away. But Sara grabbed one of the boat’s paddles and hit the crocodile repeatedly. This was enough to stop the croc from taking Diaz and it scurried away.
According to the police, no less than six crocodile attacks have occurred in the town in the past six years.
It’s likely that it may happen again soon.
Policeman Mark Anthony Colili told Palawan News: “When we went to the area, the crocodile was still there.”