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Crocs heating up 995 hotline

The Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) received 21 distress calls on its 995 hotline on crocodile disturbance between January 1 and April 26, including one fatality, said the agency in a statement yesterday.

It added that 46 similar calls were logged in 2021.

Meanwhile, the Forestry Department released the annual statistics for 2021, which showed 31 complaints relating to crocodiles.

In response, the department dispatched a team to set up 24 cable snare traps in 2021 and another 13 so far this year across the country to capture the crocodiles. To date, four crocodiles have been netted.

More details on Monday’s Borneo Bulletin