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Search for Phuket croc continues

PHUKET: The search for the crocodile along Phuket’s west coast continued today (July 22), without success.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Sunday 22 July 2018, 07:22PM

The search for the corcodlie on Phuket’s wewst coast continued today (Jul 22). Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

The search for the corcodlie on Phuket’s wewst coast continued today (Jul 22). Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

The crocodile was last seen at Kata Beach, amid concerns it was travelling further up the west coast towards the popular tourist areas of Karon and Patong.

Karon Mayor Thawee Thongcham today reported that the crocodile was last seen near Karon Beach at 3:30am, but since then despite the efforts by officials, crocodile experts from Sura Thani and a host of volunteers including local fishermen, the crocodile has escaped capture.

Meanwhile, officials and lifeguards have struggled with keeping tourists away from the water's edge at popular tourist beaches.

The search continues.



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BenPendejo | 23 July 2018 - 13:04:50

Yes, the guy in the pictures is pointing to a cluster of turds, not a croc.  That is really foul water, and it is untreated sewage.  I'm sure the Karon Mayor or wherever it is will soon issue a statement that the dirty water is actually red tide or algae bloom or some other lie, and will say that "we inspected the area today, and no pollution was noted". Disgusting conditions never s...

Kurt | 23 July 2018 - 12:38:19

Don't worry, after inspecting/experiencing the Phuket raw sewage beaches the croc decided it is not healthy to remain, he leaves it to the tourists. He left for healthier waters.

Pauly44 | 23 July 2018 - 10:38:06

Wouldn't worry about the croc, be more worried about the crap in the ocean killing you judging by the picture, looks like raw sewerage, yuk!

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