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Crocodile captured from residential drain

James Kon

Firefighters captured a one-metre-long crocodile from a drain in Kampong Mulaut on Saturday.

According to the Fire and Rescue Department (FRD), four firefighters from Jerudong fire station, led by ABK 661 Haji Mohd Sukry bin Haji Ahmad, responded to the wild animal disturbance report lodged at 10.45am.

On arrival, firefighters found the crocodile in the drainage of the caller’s home.

Firefighters caught the reptile with a snare catcher and rope, before handing it over to the Wildlife Division.

No injuried were reported.

The FRD said unclean premises with rodent infestation are more prone to attracting wild animals such as crocodiles, snakes and monitor lizards.

Abandoned and unkempt lawns may become the animals’ nesting and breeding areas, said the FRD.

The public is urged to report to the FRD if they encounter wild animals roaming around residential or commercial areas.

The public is advised not to attempt to approach or threaten wild animals, observe cleanliness, and keep windows and doors closed when not at home.

The crocodile caught by firefighters from the drainage of a residential area. PHOTO: FRD