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Baby croc caught in Rawai

PHUKET: Officials from the Phuket Provincial Fisheries Office were called out to a residential area in Rawai today (Dec 27) after local residents spotted a baby crocodile at a lotus pond in the area.

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By The Phuket News

Tuesday 27 December 2022, 06:40PM


Rawai Mayor Aroon Solos (left) as the croc is handed over. Photo: Rawai Municipality

Rawai Mayor Aroon Solos (left) as the croc is handed over. Photo: Rawai Municipality

The local residents first reported the sighting to Rawai Municipality, whose officers soon arrived at the scene, a lotus pond behind the Seashell Museum on Wiset Rd, in Moo 2, Rawai.

After confirming the sighting, Rawai Municipality officers called in the Phuket Provincial Fisheries Office, the government office responsible for dealing with crocodiles.

Phuket Fisheries Chief Sittipol Muangsong this afternoon confirmed that the reptile caught was a freshwater crocodile about a metre long, weighing four to five kilogrammes.

The crocodile will be handed over to the Freshwater Fisheries Research and Development Center in  Surat Thani for further care, Mr Sittipol said.

“This is because the crocodile is protected wildlife, which people are not permitted to hunt or even be in possession of without special permission,” he added.

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“If anyone sees or even suspects a crocodile is in a public area, or is being kept without permission, please notify the Phuket Provincial Fisheries Office immediately [click here],” Mr Sittipol said.

People in Rawai can inform Rawai Municipality at 076-613801 (click here).

“This is to prevent danger to people in the area,” Mr Sittipol said.

 

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Prab | 28 December 2022 - 17:37:05

somebody already preparing  a special SomTam with it.. 

Pooliekev | 28 December 2022 - 15:44:26

@Kurt. "This is because the crocodile is protected wild life .' Look it up, it may surprise you. Doubtful, but you might even apologize.

Kurt | 28 December 2022 - 10:24:23

JohnC, 3 possibilities. 1: kept in a thai 'Zoo' ( poor animal. 2: released somewhere in a fresh water pool ( poor people around). 3: ending in a leather wear factory to be uses for making shoes/bags. ( poor animal, happy showing off people)  We don't believe that protection writing very much, as there is money to make. Do we?

JohnC | 28 December 2022 - 09:09:43

And where will it eventually be released to?

 

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