SFC: Secret burial ground for Bujang Seblak, two others
by Peter Sibon, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted on July 4, 2012, Wednesday
KUCHING: The carcasses of ‘Bujang Seblak’ and two other crocodiles killed during the operations to rid Seblak River and its tributaries of killer crocodiles in the past two weeks will be buried in a secret location.
Acting deputy general manager (Protected Areas and Biodiversity Conservation Division) of Sarawak Forestry Corporation Oswald Braken Tisen said the secrecy was essential so that they could collect the bones later for future exhibits.
He said it would normally take between six months and a year for the carcasses to be decayed completely.
“After the bones are dug up, we will give them to the Sarawak Museum which will then decide where they would be exhibited,” Oswald said when contacted yesterday.
Asked if the four-metre crocodile caught and killed on Monday at Sg Anak near Roban was that of Bujang Seblak, Oswald said the villagers had positively identified it as the killer croc as it bore the mark of a shotgun wound underneath its chin.
The notorious croc has killed at least four people since 2007.
Its latest victim was Siah Munsong, the wife of Tuai Rumah (headman) Embol Asom. She was taken while taking a bath at the river.
Bujang Seblak has terrorised the locals since 2007 after it struck and killed its first two victims Kamis Achong in 2007 and Mankay Goheh, 34, in May last year.
Its third victim was Sulaiman Abdullah, a fisherman from Kampung Melayu, Roban.
It is understood that SFC has stopped the search operation as soon as they have caught the killer croc
The permit to hunt and kill the killer croc was issued by the Forest Department two weeks ago upon request from Saratok District Office.