Four-day crocodile hunting ops in Sungai Mujong Kapit ends without any sign of reptile

Forest Department officers dismantling one of the fishing lines set to capture the crocodile.

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KUCHING, June 29: A crocodile hunting operation in Sungai Mujong Kapit came to a halt today after a fruitless four-day search.

According to a report from Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) Sarawak operation center today, the operation started on Monday (June 26) following a report from an individual who saw the crocodile trying to devour livestock and pets of the local residents.

“Fearing for the safety of local residents and students, Forest Department Kapit set up two fishing lines in the upstream area about 1 kilometer from the school on the same day, and another two were set up (on June 27) in the downstream area.

“On the third day (June 28), all four fishing lines still remain untouched with the bait still attached to it, and no signs of crocodiles were spotted in the last three days,” it said.

It said Forest Department Kapit today (June 29) decided to pack up the fishing lines and wrapped up the operation after all efforts to catch the crocodile were unsuccessful.

“The operations have been temporarily halted, until there are new discoveries and information regarding the reptile from local residents,” it added. — DayakDaily