13-foot-long saltwater croc caught in a ditch in Samariang

The 13-foot-long saltwater crocodile spotted in a ditch near Tanah Perkuburan Islam Samariang. Photo credit: APM Kuching

By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, May 8: A 13-foot-long saltwater crocodile was caught near Tanah Perkuburan Islam Samariang here yesterday (May 7).

In a Facebook live video yesterday, the District Civil Defence Force (APM) spokersperson informed that a distress call was made by the public around 4.15pm.

“The wild creature was spotted in a ditch near the cemetery by the local villagers who were fishing for shrimp nearby.

“Three APM personnel were involved in the operation to catch the crocodile.

Three APM personnel ‘taming’ the creature.

“After the operation, the creature was handed over to the Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) for further action,” he said.

In the four minute long video, the creature was seen struggling while the APM team was securing the ropes tied to it.