‘Bujang Satok’ croc finally trapped and captured

Zolkipli (right) and an SFC officer assessing the captured crocodile.

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KUCHING, July 6: A 3.35-metre long crocodile named “Bujang Satok” by the locals was caught in the Sarawak River near Satok here yesterday morning.

Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC), in a media release, revealed that the Swift Wildlife Action Team (SWAT) had set up a trap along the river five days ago following reports of crocodile sightings at the location.

“The croc known as ‘Bujang Satok’ had entered the trap and was captured this morning.

“The crocodile measuring about 11-feet in length has been transferred to Jong’s Crocodile Farm for further action,” SFC said in a statement posted on its Facebook page.

SFC chief executive officer (CEO) Zolkipli Mohamad Aton together with his deputy Abang Arabi Abang Aimran also went down to the site to ensure the success of the operation.

Public who want to report the presence of any reptiles or wildlife can contact the SFC hotline at Kuching (019-8859996), Sibu (019-8883561), Bintulu (019-8332737) and Miri (019-8290994). — DayakDaily