17.1-FOOTER CROC REMOVED FROM SUNGAI SUAI
MIRI, 21 MAY 2017 – The Swift Wildlife Action Team (SWAT) of SARAWAK FORESTRY Corporation (SFC) had another successful crocodile culling operation, this time involving the capture and removal of a larger 17.1-footer croc from the waters of Sg. Suai, Niah near here yesterday.
“Our SWAT received a report from the villagers on 12 May 2017 (Friday) that a large crocodile had been seen frequently lurking in the said river. Responding to the report, a team from SFC Miri was dispatched to the location last Sunday, 14 May 2017. Three units of baited hooks were set up to lure and capture the crocodile,” said a statement issued by SFC.
“The croc finally took one of the baits yesterday, 20 May 2017 and was subsequently pulled ashore and restrained. The crocodile was a male and its weight could probably reach up to 1-tonne. Due to its extremely large size, it required an excavator to remove the croc from the riverbank onto the lorry before being transferred to the Benaya Crocodile Farm,” the statement added.
The SFC statement went on to thank the villagers and the Malaysia Civil Defence Force personnel who had assisted in this successful removal operation.