The community of Kampong Sungai Liang is disconcerted over sightings of several crocodiles in the area.
Concerns were raised recently when a crocodile was photographed basking near a section of the river in the village, where a development project is taking place.
According to a resident, the huge reptiles began surfacing after contractors cleared tall grass and weeds from the river banks to make way for the project.
Farmers living close to the river are especially worried that the crocodiles might start preying on their livestock and even attack children playing in their compound.
After the photo of the basking crocodile was shared on social media, it was hoped that the authorities would take notice, but so far no one turned up to address the question of a possible infestation in the river.
One resident said, “The presence of these creatures means that it’s no longer safe for anyone to venture near the river. I hope that this matter will be addressed immediately, before someone is attacked.”