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Traps set at Bang Tao as croc tracks found

PHUKET: Traps have been set in the Bang Tao area on Phuket’s west coast in the hope of catching the crocodile that has eluded expert hunters for the past week.

By The Phuket News

Thursday 26 July 2018, 11:50PM

A photo of the croc tracks were posted by Cherng Talay OrBorTor Chief MaAnn Smamran earlier today (July 26). Photo: MaAnn Samran

A photo of the croc tracks were posted by Cherng Talay OrBorTor Chief MaAnn Smamran earlier today (July 26). Photo: MaAnn Samran

A total of eight cages have been set up using chickens as bait, Phuket Vice Governor Thawornwat Kongkaew explained earlier today (July 26).

The cage dimensions, 60 centimetres across and 2.5 metres long, were decided on after assessing the tracks found on Bang Tao Beach, he said.

“Drones are in the air searching for the crocodile. There are still many tourists visiting the beach, so officers have been posted on the beach to watch the area closely to ensure the safety of tourists,” he added.

Present at Bang Tao this afternoon were Thalang District Chief Adul Chutthong and Cherng Talay OrBorTor Deputy Chief Siri Thongthong,

“The province has assigned the District Chief and the team of catchers to check throughout the area for more tracks to prove the tracks found are genuine and that the crocodile is still in the area,” V/Gov Thawornwat noted.


“We have a plan to catch this crocodile soon,” he said.

V/Gov Thawornwat said that hungry crocodiles are known to come onto land for food.

“That’s why we are using bait to lure the crocodile into the cages,” he said.

“This is the best way to catch the crocodile and to maintain the image of tourism in Phuket,” he added.



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Kurt | 28 July 2018 - 00:29:25

..."we have a plan to catch this crocodile soon'....
Wow, does the croc knows this too?
When a croc has recently eaten well, than he can months without food.

Maintain the image of tourism?  What image?

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