SIMUNJAN, Oct 1: A seven-foot-long crocodile, which suffered a broken leg, was rescued from the middle of the road at Jalan Sedilo, here, last night.
A team of firefighters from the Simunjan fire station was immediately dispatched to the scene after being alerted of the reptile’s present at 12.16am.
According to a Fire and Rescue spokesperson, the injured crocodile was probably crossing the road when a police patrol vehicle stumbled upon it.
Fearing that the crocodile could pose a safety hazard to traffic, as well as getting crushed by heavy vehicles, the police notified the Fire and Rescue Department.
“They also wondered why the crocodile wasn’t moving. Upon arrival, firefighters checked the reptile and it was then, that they realised the 40kg crocodile had suffered a broken left leg.
“Thankfully the crocodile was successfully rescued and handed over to the forestry department for further action,” the spokesperson said. — DayakDaily