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Lost croc captured near shop

James Kon

Firefighters captured a 4.5-metre long crocodile found in a drain near a shop along Jalan Muara, Kampong Salar, Mentiri yesterday.

The firefighters found the crocodile inside a drain near a shop and captured the reptile with a rope and a snake catcher. It was passed to the Wildlife Division. No one was injured.

SO Murni bin Haji Misir led seven firefighters from the Muara Fire station responded following a call about a wild animal disturbance, according to the Fire and Rescue Department (FRD).

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 area.

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.

Firefighters capture a 4.5-metre long crocodile after it was found in a drain near a shop along Jalan Muara, Kampong Salar Mentiri yesterday. PHOTO: FRD
Photos show personnel capturing the crocodile. PHOTOS: FRD

 

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