Two-metre crocodile caught in Krabi
A two-metre-long crocodile has been caught in a mangrove forest in Krabi’s Klong Thom district, whilst another croc was sighted on Sunday night.
Officials from the Krabi Provincial Fisheries Office arrived at the area after being notified by locals that a crocodile had been caught.
The crocodile, a female measuring 1.8 metres and weighing 30 kilograms, was in good health.
Noppohn Suparp, 36, said on Monday: “Last night my friends and I went to search for shrimps in a local mangrove forest. We were very shocked after we saw the reptile’s eyes in the water.
“We realised that it was a crocodile. It took about three hours for four of us to catch it. We brought the crocodile to my house and informed the village headman.” (“Mum, hope you don’t mind, we brought a crocodile home!”)
The crocodile has now been taken to the Research and Development Centre in Nakhon Si Thammarat.