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By Ling Hui
KUCHING, June 5: The body of a 15-foot crocodile weighing 300kg was discovered in the waters of Kampung Nyabut, Trombol today.
Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) said its Swift Wildlife Action Team (SWAT) was on a crocodile hunt at several locations around the area when they found the dead animal, with its jaw broken.
It was believed that the crocodile had died three days ago, and a post-mortem found several pieces of human bones in its stomach.
SFC said they could not confirm whether the dead crocodile was the ‘killer croc’ that killed a seven-year-old boy in Telaga Air last month.
“All parties involved in the operation have not been able to confirm and identify whether the crocodile found was the one involved in the incident that claimed a boy’s life on May 21 before DNA results are released,” it said on social media today.
On May 21, the boy was attacked by a crocodile on the river bank of Kampung Nyabut while trying to fetch water. The boy’s grandmother and sister witnessed the horrific attack.
After that, on May 26, a 14-foot crocodile was captured and euthanised, but only trash was found in its stomach. It was not the ‘killer croc’ the authorities were searching for. — DayakDaily