Saturday, August 24

2.5 metre long male Sarawak River crocodile meets its end

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KUCHING: The Swift Wildlife Action Team (SWAT) of the Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) yesterday put an end to a  2.5-metre long male crocodile from the Sarawak River here, under its crocodile culling and removal programme.

SFC in a statement here yesterday said the SWAT operation in the major waterway that began last Tuesday, ended yesterday with the catch.

“The operation covered a three-kilometre stretch, with seven separate sets of ‘hook-and-line’ installed. The crocodile snared at the Sarawak River Barrage at 6am this morning is estimated to weigh 70kgs and it was hauled ashore at 11am,” it said.

The  Sarawak River is listed as a location of one of the 19 Crocodile Removal Zones (CRZ), whereby the presence of crocodiles in these areas  pose serious human-crocodile conflicts. — Bernama