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Crocodile sighted off Phuket’s Bang Tao Beach

Crocodile sighted off Phuket’s Bang Tao Beach

PHUKET: People at beaches in the Cherng Talay area were warned of a crocodile spotted just a couple of hundred metres offshore from Bang Tao Beach this afternoon (Jan 21).

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Friday 21 January 2022, 05:56PM

The crocodile was first spotted by people on a speedboat who had stopped to fish some 200 metres off Bang Tao Beach.

Local officials were notified, who launched a drone to confirm the sighting, The Phuket News was told.

Local officials confirmed that it was a crocodile heading towards Surin Beach.

The sighting was reported to Manoch Punchalad, the newly elected Chief of Cherng Talay Tambon Administrative Organization (OrBorTor), who in turn reported the sighting to Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew, The Phuket News was told.

Governor Narong is aware of the incident and has urged tourists on beaches in the area to be careful and to remain vigilant for any danger.

So far The Phuket News has not been informed of any other action taken by officials.

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skorchio | 24 January 2022 - 09:57:10

Amazing Governor - if there was a tiger roaming in Patong, would he be warning locals and tourists alike to be careful? What about mobilising some resources to monitor the beaches where kids are swimming? What about doing something instead of absolutely nothing?

Kurt | 22 January 2022 - 11:21:00

@christysweet, congratulations with the finally dump cleaning.Just keep them awake/vigilant. Hope the drone delivered a message to the croc and it's brothers and sisters that it must wear a face mask at beaches.  :-)

christysweet | 22 January 2022 - 09:57:44

Where there's one croc, there's  more. Some seriously huge monitor lizards  in the Soi  7  wetlands, too.  ( And the dump got cleared!! Complaining works if you keep at it..) 

maverick | 21 January 2022 - 23:21:18

It’s looking for people without masks seems it endemic in Cherng Talay 


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