EPL Prediction Competition 2018-2019 Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Phuket croc hunt resumes after yesterday’s capture attempts fail

PHUKET: The hunt for the crocodile spotted off Yanui and Na Harn beaches on the island’s west coast will resume today after attempts to lure the aquatic reptile to catching nets failed yesterday.

animalsSafetytourism
By Eakkapop Thongtub

Saturday 21 July 2018, 10:49AM


Officials, locals and tourists are all keeping their eye out for the croc. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Officials, locals and tourists are all keeping their eye out for the croc. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Yesterday afternoon (July 20), 50 officials led by Rawai Mayor Aroon Solos and a crocodile hunting expert from the Surat Thani Fisheries Department Nikom Suksawas closed Nai Harn Beach because the crocodile was sighted above the water more frequently in the area.

Officials from The Royal Thai Navy Third Area Command, local village headmen and local residents also joined the hunt.

Officials planned to corner the crocodile using patrol boats. However, the plan was not put into action because waves reached two-three metres in height. Therefore, officials stationing themselves in various spots along the beach to keep an eye on the croc from 10am until darkness.

Thailand Property Awards

Mayor Aroon and Mr Nikom also re-adjusted the plan by using a dredging machine to open a channel between Nai Harn Beach and the nearby lake.

Mr Nikom expected the crocodile to try to get on the land as it might be a freshwater species. He believed that if it was a saltwater croc, it might go away due to the amount of people in the area.

He said that if the reptile came to the pond it would be easy to catch because it was a closed area.

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phuket Town ‘unofficial parking crew’ cleared by police to collect ‘tips’

Take a look in Rawai to 20 Bath for parkingin the public street close the pir. ...(Read More)


Force India saved from liquidation

A bigger story would be a pass made on the track among any of the top 5 during a race. The cars a...(Read More)


Anger grows in Italy as bridge toll hits 39

It’s more news about this sad accident in Thai news It was about the boat accident that killed 47 ...(Read More)


Mothers will ‘never forgive’ Phuket bar owner for murders

It is a well-know, documented fact, that there are many "agencies" requesting and receivin...(Read More)


Mothers will ‘never forgive’ Phuket bar owner for murders

I Wonder whay Panya don’t be in the jail, this killer have kill one man in patong allready. ...(Read More)


Wildlife officials arrest slow loris tout off Phuket

Well, obviously, if you keep him in jail more Slow Loris won't be ripped out of the wild, have t...(Read More)


Wildlife officials arrest slow loris tout off Phuket

Why it must be a tourist reporting this. Why are thai people not reporting to police? Specially beca...(Read More)


Body found floating off Kata Beach

The headline should not be about body found floating...the truth is that another person died due to ...(Read More)


Water shut-offs announced for Wichit on Aug 16

No difference shut off or not. Need to order truck to bring water because not enough water in pipe...(Read More)


Phoenix tour boat owner to fight charges, renounces confession

Don't worry about it...all the correct people have been paid off and justice has been done. ...(Read More)